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David Cortes was born in San Diego, California, on May 18, 1997. His parents are David and Ivette Cortes, and he has 1 brother, Christian. He graduated from Del Norte High School in 2015. He now attends University of Washington, Seattle and studies Economics.  

Joseph Charles Jenkins (1914-1959)

Image Ownership: U.S. Coast Guard Joseph Charles Jenkins, the first African American naval officer, paved the way for the beginning of desegregation in the United States Coast Guard. Jenkins was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1914. Unfortunately, there is little information regarding his childhood. He … Read MoreJoseph Charles Jenkins (1914-1959)

Richard A. Jones (1950- )

Image Ownership: Joshua Trujillo/Seattle Post-Intelligencer The Honorable Richard A. Jones is a United State District Court Judge for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. Jones, the youngest of four sisters and four brothers, was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1950. His father was semi-professional … Read MoreRichard A. Jones (1950- )