Margaret Carter

Politician

1935 –

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Who is Margaret Carter?

Margaret L. Carter was a Democratic member of the Oregon Legislative Assembly from 1985 to 1999 and 2001 to 2009 and was the first African-American woman elected to the state's legislature. She served in the Oregon House of Representatives until 1999, and then in the Oregon State Senate from 2001 to 2009. She served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Vice Chair for Ways and Means, and as a member of both the Health and Human Services and Oregon State Hospital Patient Care committees. She announced her resignation from the Senate effective August 31, 2009, and took a post as Deputy Director for Human Services Programs at the Oregon Department of Human Services.

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Born
Dec 29, 1935
Shreveport
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Portland State University
  • Oregon State University
Lived in
  • Portland

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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