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Chaka Fattah, Sr.'s Biography
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Chaka Fattah, Sr.
Wife: Renee; 4 Children: Frances, Chaka, Cameron, Chandler
Attended, Community College of Philadelphia
MA, Government Administration, University of Pennsylvania, 1986
Attended, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1984
Former Member, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Board of Education
Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 2, 1994-2016
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Pennsylvania, District 2, 2016
Senator, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate, 1988-1994
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1991
Representative, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1982-1988
Candidate, Philadelphia City Commission, 1978
Former Member, Congressional Black Caucus
Former Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present
Former Member, Congressional Urban Caucus
Member, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Former Member, Equity and Excellence Commission
Chair, Friends of the Caribbean Caucus
Special Assistant, Director of Housing and Community Development, City of Philadelphia
Policy Assistant, Greater Philadelphia Partnership
Assistant Director, House of Umoja
Special Assistant, Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Trustee, Community College of Philadelphia
Founder, CORE Philly
Former Chair, Executive Board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Founder, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
Trustee, Lincoln University
Member, Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Former Chair, Pennsylvania Higher Education Facilities Authority
Trustee, Pennsylvania State University
Founding Chair, Philadelphia Federal Funds Forum
Trustee, Temple University
Founder, Fattah Conference on Higher Education, 1986
Lawyer, television news anchor
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