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Vincent B. Orange Sr.

Thursday, January 6, 2005; Page DZ14

Birthplace and date: Oakland, Calif.; April 11, 1957.

Marital status: Married to Gwendolyn Evans-Orange.

Vincent B. Orange Sr. (D-Ward 5), shown smiling after the new baseball stadium was approved, says his favorite quote is, "Where there is a will, there is a way." (Preston Keres -- The Washington Post)

Children: Vincent B. Orange Jr., 20; Paul Wesley Orange, 16, and Jannie Elizabeth Orange, 9.

College: University of the Pacific, Howard University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center.

Celebrity I most resemble: Paul Winfield.

My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Integrity.

I'd love to trade places for a day with: Denzel Washington.

Nobody knows I: Can bake.

Favorite quote: "Where there is a will, there is a way."

Best movie I've ever seen: "The Godfather."

Best book I've ever read: "Leadership on the Line" by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky.

Favorite TV show of all time: "Dark Shadows."

Birthday cake: Coconut.

Car I drive: Cadillac.

Best car I've ever had: 1979 Mercedes-Benz.

Favorite president: John F. Kennedy.

Person in history I would most want to meet: Frederick Douglass.

Most important influence in my life: My mother, Jannie Orange.

Favorite place to vacation: Maui.

Pet peeve: Lack of accuracy.

Impression people have of the District that I would most like to change: That people in D.C. don't know what they are doing.

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