Donald Payne

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Democratic New Jersey

U.S. House (New Jersey 10)


Family: Widowed; 3 Children: Donald Jr., Wanda, Nicole

Born: 07/16/1934 Newark, NJ

Home: Newark, New Jersey

Religion: Baptist

Education: Attended, Springfield College BA, Seton Hall University, 1957

Profession: Vice President, Urban Data Systems Incorporated, 1976-1989 Executive, Prudential Insurance Company, 1963-1975 Educator, Pulaski Elementary Educator, Robert Treat Junior High Educator, Southside High Former National President, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1989-present Chair, Essex County Democratic Party, 2002 Council Member, Newark Municipal City Council, 1982-1988 Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1980, 1986 Candidate, Essex County Executive, 1978 Freeholder, Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 1972-1978

Congressional Membership: Member, Congressional Delegation, United Nations, 2003, 2005 Member, Albanian Issues Caucus Executive Board, Congressional Arts Caucus Past Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Member, Congressional Children's Working Group Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus Member, Congressional Indian and Indian Americans Caucus Member, Congressional Urban Caucus Member, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Former Member, Democratic Steering Committee Past Member, House Democratic Leadership Advisory Group Co-Founder, Malaria Caucus Member, Northeast Agriculture Caucus Member, Silk Road Caucus Member, United States House Democratic At-Large Whip Organization Past Chair, World Refugee and Rehabilitation Committee

Organization Membership: Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark Board of Directors, Congressional Award Foundation Board Member, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Board of Directors, Discovery Channel Global Education Fund Foundation Board of Directors, Enterprise Works Board of Directors, Fighting Back Initiative Member, Foreign Relations Council Advisory Council, Intergovernmental Relations Past President, The Leaguers Member, National Association of Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Member, National Council of Negro Women Board of Directors, National Endowment for Democracy Board of Directors, Newark Day Center Board of Directors, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Newark Former National Director, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Board of Directors, Trans-Africa Member, United States Committee, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)


Education and Labor

Foreign Affairs

Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health

Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education

Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight

Subcommittee on Workforce Protections

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere


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