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Wynn, Albert R. (1951- )

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Albert Russel Wynn is Democratic representative of the State of Maryland’s Fourth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. He is currently serving his eighth term. The district includes parts of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Wynn was defeated in the Democratic primary of February 13, 2008, by Donna Edwards.

Born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Albert Wynn received his bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973. He then completed a year of graduate study in Public Administration at Howard University, before earning a law degree from Georgetown University in 1977. From 1977 to 1981 Wynn was executive director of the Consumer Protection Commission in Prince George’s County, Maryland. In 1981 he became a practicing attorney and the following year he created the law office of Albert R. Wynn and Associates.

Wynn served five years in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1982 to 1987, and then served in the Maryland Senate for five years from 1987 to 1992 where he was deputy majority whip.

First elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, Wynn currently serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee where he is chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, which has jurisdiction over drinking water, toxics and the toxic cleanup superfund. Wynn is also a member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality. As a member of the Congressional Black Caucus Wynn serves as chairman for the Political Action Committee and the Minority Business Task Force. He serves on the Environmental Justice Task Force as well.

Albert Wynn attends Maple Springs Baptist Church, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. With his wife, Clore Wynn, he has two daughters Gabrielle and Meredith.

Sources:
“The Online Office of Congressman Albert R. Wynn — Biography” http://www.wynn.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14&Itemid=26 ; "Wynn, Albert R," in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition. Eds. Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., http://www.oxfordaasc.com.offcampus.lib.washington.edu/article/opr/t0002/e4158 .

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