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Former Congresswoman Carrie Meek, a longtime civil servant in both state and federal government, has died at 95

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Former Florida Congresswoman Carrie Meek cracks up Betty Castor, left as she recalls her time serving in the legislature on senate reunion day, March 20, 2008 in Tallahassee, Fla. AP Photo/Steve Cannon
Congresswoman Carrie Meek was the granddaughter of an enslaved woman and daughter of sharecroppers.
Meek grew up in a segregated Florida, where she later became an educator and legislator.
At age 66, Meek was elected to the House of Representatives and served five terms during her tenure.
Former Congresswoman Carrie Meek, who worked as both a state and federal civil servant for 24 years...
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