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Collins, Cardiss Hortenselocked

(24 Sept. 1931–3 Feb. 2013)
  • Molly A. Mayhead


Collins, Cardiss Hortense (24 Sept. 1931–3 Feb. 2013), US Congressional Representative, from Chicago, was born Cardiss Robertson in St. Louis, to parents Finlay, a day laborer, and Rosia May Robertson, a nurse. The family moved to Detroit when Cardiss was ten. She graduated from Detroit High School of Commerce, and worked tying mattress springs and later as a stenographer for a carnival supply company. She then attended night classes at Northwestern University; she received a degree from the business school in ...

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