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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)

_____D.C. Council, In Private_____
What do city officials do, and where do they go, when they're not on duty? Their answers can be surprising.
Anthony A. Williams, Mayor
Linda W. Cropp, Council Chair
Jack Evans, Ward 2
Carol Schwartz, At-Large
David A. Catania, At-Large
Phil Mendelson, At-Large
Kwame R. Brown, At-Large
Jim Graham, Ward 1
Kathy Patterson, Ward 3
Adrian M. Fenty, Ward 4
Vincent B. Orange Sr., Ward 5
Sharon Ambrose, Ward 6
Vincent C. Gray, Ward 7
Marion Barry, Ward 8

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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