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Diane Watson's Biography
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Diane E. Watson
Los Angeles, CA
PhD, Educational Administration, Claremont Graduate School, 1987
MA, School Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles, 1958
BA, Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 1955
Attended, Los Angeles City College, 1954
Southern California Regional Whip, United States House of Representatives, present
Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2001-2010
Senator, California State Senate, 1979-1998
Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District, 1975-1978
Member, California Legislative Black Caucus
Chair, Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
Co-Chair, Congressional Korean Caucus
Member, Progressive Caucus
Member, United States-United Kingdom Caucus
Member, Womens Caucus
Lecturer, California State University, Long Beach
Lecturer, California State University, Los Angeles
Teacher/Administrator, Los Angeles Unified School District, 1958-1976
Project Director, University of California Los Angeles, 1969-1975
Consultant, State of California, 1968-1969
School Psychologist, Los Angeles Unified School District, 1967-1968
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Vice Chair, Assembly on State Issues Committee, National Council of State Legislators
Member, California Elected Women for Education & Research
Member, Commission on the Status of Women
Member, (NAACP) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
President, National Organization of Black Elected Legislators
Member, Social Services Board, National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality
Member, United Teachers Los Angeles
Member, Urban League
Health Care, Consumer Protection, Women's Issues, and Children
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