Distinguished Fellow, Class of 2023
Al Green is currently a member of Congress, representing Texas’ 9th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He has represented this district since 2005, and he currently serves on the Financial Services Committee and the Committee on Homeland Security.
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Congressman Green earned his J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He served as Justice of the Peace in Harris County, Texas, from 1977 to 2004.
In Congress, Congressman Green is a member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) as well as the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Congressman Green holds memberships in several community organizations, including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Additionally, Congressman Al Green previously served as president of the Houston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).