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Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas-30)
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Eddie Bernice Johnson is an American politician who represents Texas's 30th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Johnson is a member of the Democratic Party. Elected in 1992, Johnson was the first registered nurse elected to Congress. At the swearing in of the 116th United States Congress, she became dean of Texas's congressional delegation. She will retire at the end of the 117th Congress. Johnson formerly served in the Texas state house, where she was elected in 1972 in a landslide, the first black woman to win electoral office from Dallas. She also served three terms in the Texas Senate. Johnson worked for 16 years as Chief Psychiatric Nurse at the Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital, the first African American woman to hold the position.
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