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Name: Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana

Historical Note:

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (born Ileana Ros y Adato; July 15, 1952) is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 27th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1989. She is a member of the Republican Party.

She is currently the most senior Republican womna in the U.S. House, and was the first Republican woman elected to the House of Representatives from Florida. She was also the first Hispanic woman, and the first Cuban American, to be elected to Congress.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in education and her Master of Arts in educational leadership from Florida International Universty.  She attended the University of Miami where she earned a Ph.D. in higher education.

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