Gwen Moore has represented Wisconsin’s 4th District in the US House of Representatives since 2004. She was the first black person elected to Congress in the state’s history.
Congresswoman Moore was raised in Milwaukee. The eighth of nine children, her father was a union factory worker and her mother was a public school teacher.
Moore earned a BA in political science from Marquette University, and went on to serve as a community leader spearheading the start-up of a community credit union as a VISTA volunteer for which she earned the national “VISTA Volunteer of the Decade” award from 1976-1986.
She served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1993-2004. Prior to her election to the Senate, she served two consecutive terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1989-1992.
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