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Vicki Miles-LaGrange

Vicki Miles-LaGrange (born 1953) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. She was the first African-American woman to be sworn in as United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. She was also the first African-American woman elected to the Oklahoma Senate. United States District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange is one of America's most seasoned and dedicated career public servants. She has served in the three branches of our American government and was twice nominated by President Bill Clinton and sponsored by United States Senator David Boren. She respects the rule of law and has committed her talents, idealism, diplomacy, and expertise to improve legal systems around the globe.

A native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Miles-LaGrange, received a certificate from the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana, West Africa in 1973, and graduated cum laude from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. She then received her Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 1977. There, she was an editor of The Howard Law Journal. As an honor graduate of Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C., she served as an Editor of The Howard Law Journal while working part-time as a Congressional Intern for U.S. House Speaker Carl Albert.

Source: Wikipedia