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James Clyburn
WAS2000120503 - 05 DECEMBER 2000 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus James Clyburn (D-SC) announces new Chairman elect and speaks about presidential election situation in Florida on Capitol Hill, December 5, 2000. cc/xg/Xeriqua Garfinkel UPI

James Enos "Jim" Clyburn (born July 21, 1940) is the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district, serving since 1993, and the Assistant Democratic Leader since 2011. He was previously House Majority Whip, serving in that post from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes Florence, Sumter and large portions of Columbia and Charleston.

As Assistant Democratic Leader, he is the third-ranking Democrat in the House behind House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.

Clyburn was born in Sumter, South Carolina, the son of Enos Lloyd Clyburn, a fundamentalist minister, and his wife Almeta (née Dizzley), a beautician. Republican South Carolina Congressman George W. Murray, who served in the 53rd and 54th U.S. Congresses, was a distant relative of his. He attended South Carolina State College (now South Carolina State University) in Orangeburg where he was initiated into Omega Psi Phi fraternity and graduated with a bachelor's degree in history.

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