Linda W. Cropp

Linda W. Cropp

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Linda W. Cropp

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Linda Washington Cropp (born October 5, 1947, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a politician in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. She was a Democratic member of the Council of the District of Columbia, where she was the first woman to serve as the elected Council Chairman. On September 12, 2006, she lost the Democratic Primary for Mayor (57%-31%) to Adrian Fenty. This loss came in spite of the fact that Cropp had been endorsed by outgoing mayor Anthony A. Williams. She was succeeded as Council Chairman by Vincent C. Gray.


  • spouse - Dr. Dwight S. Cropp
  • children - Allison and Christopher
  • grandson - Christian Alexander


  • 1969 received Bachelor's degree in government from Howard University.
  • 1971 received Master's degree in guidance and counseling from Howard University.
  • 2007 received an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from the George Washington University with all rights and privileges.

Political career

  • 1980 elected to D.C. Board of Education representing Ward 4, later becoming vice president and president
  • 1990 elected at-large member of D.C. Council
  • 1992 elected as chair of the Councilors Committee on Human Services
  • 1994 re-elected at-large member of......
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