William Jennings Jefferson

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  • Born In Lake Providence LA

  • First unsuccessful run for Mayor of New Orleans LA against Ernest Morial

  • Second unsuccessful run for Mayor Of New Orleans against Sidney Barthelemy

  • First black man elected to Congress from LA since the Reconstruction

    First black man elected to Congress from LA since the Reconstruction
  • Unsusccessful run For governor of LA against Murphy Foster.

    Unsusccessful run For governor of LA against Murphy Foster.
  • Becomes member of powwerful Ways and Means Committee and eventually sponsors Clean Diamond Act

  • Fails to Report three trips to Botswana

  • Warrant to search Jefferson's Congressional office

    Warrant to search Jefferson's Congressional office
  • Found guilty -- sentenced to prison

    Found guilty  -- sentenced to prison
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    William Jennings Jefferson