Juanita Millender-McDonald

Lived:September 7, 1938—April 21, 2007 (aged 68)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1996-2007
Education:University of Redlands
California State University - Los Angeles

Juanita Millender-McDonald represented California in the United States House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007. Millender-McDonald served as the chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, the first African American woman to chair a standing congressional panel.

Millender-McDonald was born September 7, 1938, in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1981, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. In 1988, she received her master's degree in educational administration from California State University in Los Angeles. After teaching math at a public high school, Millender-McDonald worked as an administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Prior to serving in Congress, Millender-McDonald served as a delegate in the Democratic National Convention in 1984, 1988 and 1992.

For information on Millender-McDonald's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.


United States House of Representatives (n.d.). MILLENDER-MCDONALD, Juanita. Retrieved on November 21 2022, from https://history.house.gov/People/Detail/18225