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CLARKE, Hansen (1957-)

CLARKE, HANSEN, a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 2, 1957; attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; attended Detroit public schools; attended Governor's Academy, Byfield, Mass.; B.F.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1984; J.D., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1987; lawyer, private practice; staff, United States Representative John Conyers of Michigan, 1989-1990; member of the Michigan state house of representatives, 1991, 1999-2003; unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Michigan state house of representatives in 1992; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Detroit, Mich., city council in 2001; unsuccessful candidate for Mayor of Detroit, Mich., in 2005; member of the Michigan state senate, 2003-2010; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress (January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013); unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress in 2014.

  • "Hansen Clarke" in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress, 1900-2017. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Publishing Office, 2018.