Rep. Alan Grayson was born in the Bronx and grew up in the tenements.
He graduated from Bronx High School of Science and worked his way through Harvard University, graduating in three years, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
"Truth is an absolute defense."
-Rep. Alan Grayson
He then began graduate studies and simultaneously, in the next four years, earned a law degree with honors from Harvard Law School, a masters in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and passed the general exams for a Ph.D in government.
In recent years, Atty. Grayson specialized in war profiteer and whistleblower cases aimed at Iraq war contractors that had overbilled the U.S. government by tens of millions of dollars.
Personally I'd like to see Alan Grayson run for the Senate.