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A warm sendoff for E. Dotson Wilson, the nation's first and longest-serving Black legislative clerk

By Tanu Henry | California Black Media

On January 6, 1992, the California Assembly elected E. Dotson Wilson as its Chief Clerk and Parliamentarian.

The Berkeley native made history that day, becoming the first African -American to be voted into that all important, non-partisan role at any legislative body in the United States.

Since then, he has been re-elected to that office every two years by all 80 members of the state Assembly for 26 back-to-back terms.