Lois DeBerry

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Lois DeBerry is a superdelegate in the 2008 Democratic nomination.

Lois DeBerry is a superdelegate in the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.


  • Gender: Female
  • Family: Husband: Charles Traughber with 1 Child.
  • Birth Date: 05/05/1945a
  • Home City: Memphis, TN
  • Religion: Baptist[1]
  • Education: BA, Lemoyne-Owen College, 1971.
  • Professional Experience: Educator.

2008 superdelegate

This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Tennessee superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

Money in politics

Committees and affiliations

  • Representative, Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1972-present
  • Speaker Pro Tempore, Tennessee State House of Representatives.[2]


  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Memphis Chapter, LINKS
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
  • National Conference of State Legislatures Executive Committee
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Pray Until Something Happens
  • State Legislative Leaders Foundation.
  • Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
  • Governor's Juvenile Justice Reform Commission
  • Governor's Minority Business Development Advisory Committee
  • President Emeritus, National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • Chair, Special Committee to Study Integration of Ex-Offenders into Mainstream of Society.[3]


  • Calendar and Rules, Member
  • Ethics, Member
  • Finance, Ways and Means, Member
  • Government Operations, Member
  • Government Operations, Member
  • Health and Human Resources, Member
  • Rules, Member
  • Subcommittee on Budget, Member
  • Subcommittee on Public Health and Family Assistance, Member
  • Subcommittee on Study, Chair[4]

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. HuffPost Off the Bus
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  4. HuffPost Off the Bus

External resources

  • DemConWatch - A very comprehensive list of superdelegates and known commitments. Please use this as a starting point and double check by doing a news search to make sure the data is accurate. If you have a tip, let them know.
  • WashingtonPost.com - Web site with full listing of superdelegates broken out by state and then type.

External articles