…was a Democratic politician and member of the United States House of Representatives. She represented the 11th District of Ohio, which encompasses most of downtown and eastern Cleveland and many of the eastern suburbs in Cuyahoga County, including Euclid, Cleveland Heights, and Shaker Heights. She was the first African-American woman to be elected to Congress from Ohio. Tubbs Jones was a co-chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Tubbs Jones graduated from the city's Collinwood High School. She earned an undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University, graduating with a degree in Social Work from the Flora Stone Mather College in 1971. In 1974, she earned a Juris Doctor from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Tubbs Jones was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. She was actively involved in the National Five Point Thrust Programs, particularly Social Action and Political Awareness. She served an integral part of "Delta Days at the Nations Capital"; an annual event to communicate the needs of the community on a national platform.
Tubbs Jones was elected a judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court (1981) and subsequently served on the Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County (1983–91).
She then served as the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor from 1991 until resigning in early 1999 to take her seat in Congress.
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