Terri Sewell sworn in as Congresswoman for 7th Congressional District of Alabama


On Wednesday, January 5, 2011, in Washington, D. C., Terri Sewell of Selma was sworn-in as the Congresswoman, representing the Alabama 7th Congressional District in the U. S. House of Representatives.
She is the first African-American women elected to Congress from the State of Alabama. She will fill the seat vacated by Artur Davis, who represented the district for five terms.
Sewell hosted a reception for family, friends and constituents at the Library of Congress – Madison Building, across from the U. S. Capitol.
In the photo at left are Terri Sewell and Retired Federal Judge, U. W. Clemmons of Birmingham, at the reception.
Sewell was a clerk for Judge Clemmons in Birmingham when she first finished law school. Clemmons came to support her on her first official day as a Congress-person. He said, “Terri Sewell becomes a member of Congress on a propitious day for her and the nation; she will participate in many important decisions that affect the future of people in the nation and the world.”
Sewell thanked her family and supporters and said she “would make the people of the Alabama’s 7th District proud that they had sent her to represent them in Congress”.
She spent most of her first day on the floor voting for the Speaker of the House and many procedural rules for the coming Congressional session. There was a continuing reception for Sewell at her office at 1133 Longworth House Office Building which was crowded with constituents and well wishers. At press time, Sewell did not know her House committee assignments for the coming term.
Sewell thanked her family and supporters and said she “would make the people of the Alabama’s 7th District proud that they had sent her to represent them in Congress”.
She spent most of her first day on the floor voting for the Speaker of the House and many procedural rules for the coming Congressional session. There was a continuing reception for Sewell at her office at 1133 Longworth House Office Building which was crowded with constituents and well wishers. At press time, Sewell did not know her House committee assignments for the coming term.

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