|Terri A. Sewell|
U.S. Representative from Alabama
Terri Sewell was raised in Selma, Alabama, where she inherited her family’s legacy of public service. Her maternal family offered its homestead to weary travelers on the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery. Influenced greatly by her parents and grandparents, she spent her childhood summers in Lowndes County with her grandparents. Terri’s grandfather, a Primitive Baptist Minister and a farmer, instilled in her a love for the land, an appreciation of hard work and the importance of her faith. It was her grandfather and the members of his beloved Beulah Primitive Baptist Church that gave Terri a deep appreciation and respect for the Black Belt region of Alabama and its people.
The first black valedictorian of Selma High School, Terri attended Princeton University,
After graduation, Terri served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge U.W.
Terri was recently a partner in the Birmingham law office of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. where she has distinguished herself as one of the only black public finance lawyers in the State of Alabama.