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State New York
Party Democrat

Nydia Velázquez was born March 28, 1953 in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico with a degree in Political Science. She attended N.Y.U. on a scholarship and earned a Master’s degree. Congresswoman Velázquez then taught Puerto Rican studies at Hunter College. In 1984, she became the first Latina appointed to serve as a member of the New York...