Diane Watson
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"Diane Edith Watson" is a former United States House of Representatives/US Representative for , serving from 2003 until 2011. She is a member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party. The district is located entirely in Los Angeles County and includes much of Central Los Angeles, as well as such wealthy neighborhoods as Los Feliz.

A native of Los Angeles, Watson is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and also holds degrees from California State University, Los Angeles and Claremont Graduate University. She worked as a psychologist, professor, and health occupation specialist before serving as a member of the Los Angeles Unified School District/Los Angeles Unified School Board (1975–78). She was a member of the California Senate from 1978 to 1998, and the United States Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia/US Ambassador to Micronesia from 1999 to 2000.

Watson was elected to Congress in a 2001 special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative Julian C. Dixon. She was re-elected four times, but retired after the end of the 111th United States Congress/111th Congress.

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