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Mel Watt's Biography
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Melvin 'Mel' Luther Watt
Wife: Eulada; 2 Children: Brian, Jason
Charlotte, North Carolina
Presbyterian - Christian
JD, Yale University Law School, 1970
BS, Business Administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1967
Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1992-present
Campaign Manager, Harvey Gantt for City Council
Campaign Manager, Harvey Gantt for Mayor of Charlotte
Campaign Manager, Harvey Gantt for United States Senate, 1990
Senator, North Carolina State Senate, 1985-1987
Chair, Congressional Black Caucus, 2005-present
Member, Congressional Arts Caucus
Co-Chair, Congressional Furnishings Caucus
Member, Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus
Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Member, Congressional Indian Caucus
Member, Congressional Manufacturing Caucus
Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus
Member, Congressional Public Broadcasting Caucus
Member, Congressional Textile Caucus
Member, Congressional Wine Caucus
Part Owner, McDonald's Cafeteria/Hotel Complex
Attorney, Ferguson, Stein, Watt, Wallas, 1971-1992
Attorney, Legal Defense and Education Fund, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1970-1971
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Central Piedmont Community College Foundation
Member, Charlotte Auditorium-Coliseum Authority
Member, Community Development Corporation, North Carolina National Bank
Former Pitcher, Democratic Baseball Team
President, Mecklenberg County Bar Association
Member, Mount Olive Presbyterian Church
Life Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Member, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member, North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers
Hobbies or Special Talents:
Tennis, Running, Reading and Music
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