Terri Sewell

official U.S. Congress photo of Terri Sewell c. 2011

Birth Name: Terrycina Andrea Sewell

Place of Birth: Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 1, 1965

Ethnicity: African-American

Terri Sewell is an American politician and lawyer. A member of the Democratic Party, she has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama, since January 3, 2011.

Terri is the daughter of Andrew Sewell, an athletic coach, and Nancy Gardner Sewell, a city Councilwoman and librarian. Her mother was the first black woman to be elected as a councilwoman at Selma City. She is a cousin of politician Briana Sewell.

Terri’s paternal grandfather was named George Sewell.

Terri’s paternal grandmother was named Edmonia Walters.

Terri’s maternal grandfather was The Rev. Tom M. Gardner, Jr. (the son of Tom M. Gardner and Willie Frances Sanders). Terri’s grandfather The Rev. Tom was born in Alabama. Terri’s great-grandfather Tom was the son of Monroe Gardner and Sylvia “Sibbie” Robinson. Willie was the daughter of Alfred Sanders and Hettie Jackson.

Terri’s maternal grandmother was Effie Nell Johnson (the daughter of Ned Pringle and Theresa Johnson). Theresa was the daughter of James Johnson and Nancy Payton.

Sources: https://sewell.house.gov

Genealogies of Terri Sewell (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    Terri’s paternal grandfather was George Sewell.

    Terri’s paternal grandmother was Edmonia Walters.

    Terri’s maternal grandmother was Effie Nell Johnson.

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