Melvin Watt

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Democratic North Carolina

U.S. House (North Carolina 12)


Family: Wife: Eulada; 2 Children: Brian, Jason

Born: 08/26/1945 Charlotte, North Carolina

Home: Charlotte, North Carolina

Religion: Presbyterian - Christian

Education: JD, Yale University Law School, 1970 BS, Business Administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1967

Profession: Attorney, Ferguson, Stein, Watt, Wallas, 1971-1992 Attorney, Legal Defense and Education Fund, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1970-1971 Part Owner, McDonald's Cafeteria/Hotel Complex

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1992-present Campaign Manager, Harvey Gantt for United States Senate, 1990 Senator, North Carolina State Senate, 1985-1986 Campaign Manager, Harvey Gantt for City Council Campaign Manager, Harvey Gantt for Mayor of Charlotte

Congressional Membership: Chair, Congressional Black Caucus, 2005-present Congressional Arts Caucus Co-chair, Congressional Furnishings Caucus Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Congressional Human Rights Caucus Congressional Indian Caucus Congressional Manufacturing Caucus Congressional Progressive Caucus Congressional Public Broadcasting Caucus Congressional Textile Caucus Congressional Wine Caucus Democratic Study Group Steering Committee

Organization Membership: Central Piedmont Community College Foundation Member, Charlotte Auditorium-Coliseum Authority Starting Pitcher, Democratic Baseball Team President, Mecklenberg County Bar Association Member, Mount Olive Presbyterian Church Life Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers Community Development Corporation, North Carolina National Bank


Financial Services


Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law

Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy

Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property

Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology

Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade

Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties


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