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Mel Watt

Melvin L. Watt (born August 26 1945), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the Twelfth District of North Carolina. Born in Steele Creeke, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yale University Law School. He served a single term in the North Carolina Senate (1985-1986), before returning to his law practice and running private business. He was elected to the House in 1992 and serves on the Financial Services Committee, the House Judiciary Committee and the Joint Economic Committee. He is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP.

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