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Carol Schwartz

Thursday, January 6, 2005; Page DZ15

Birthplace: Greenville, Miss.; Jan. 20, 1944.

Marital status: Widowed.

Carol Schwartz (R-At Large) waves to friends during the 2003 opening of the new Washington Convention Center. Schwartz calls herself passionate and says she would enjoy trading places for a day with "practically anybody." (Frank Johnston -- The Washington Post)

Children: Stephanie, 36; Hilary, 35; and Doug, 33.

College: University of Texas.

Celebrity I most resemble: Kirstie Alley.

My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Passionate.

I'd love to trade places for a day with: Practically anybody.

Nobody knows I: Play a mean game of ping-pong.

Favorite quote: "Grow where you are planted."

Best movie I've ever seen: "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Favorite TV show of all time: "Golden Girls."

Restaurant where my constituents would most likely run into me: Spaghetti Garden in Adams Morgan.

Best car I've ever had: 1961 red and white Chevy Impala with a stick shift.

Favorite president: Abraham Lincoln.

Person in history I would most want to meet: Mahatma Gandhi.

Most important influence in my life: My older brother, John Simmons Levitt, an individual with mental retardation who passed on Aug. 18, 2004.

Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I have a boyfriend -- because I don't.

Impression people have of the District that I would most like to change: That our citizens are not deserving of full voting rights.

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