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Denise Majette

Denise Majette (born May 18, 1955), American politician, was elected as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives in 2003 to represent the Fourth Congressional District of Georgia. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she attended Yale University and completed a Law degree in Duke University in 1979. A resident of Georgia since 1983, she was appointed by Governor Zell Miller to the State Court of DeKalb County in 1993. She resigned the position in 2002 to run for Congress and was elected in 2003, after defeating Representative Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic primary. She is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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