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Ector, Patricia E.

(born: 1948  -  died: 2008) 

Patricia E. Ector had been the Alameda County (CA) Deputy District Attorney since 1996. Born in Hardin County, KY, Ector grew up in Germany and Seaside, CA; her father was in the Army.

Ector spent much of her career specializing in prosecuting juvenile division sexual assault cases. The assistant district attorney in San Francisco from 1982-1996, she was a founding member of the National Black Prosecutors Association. In 1992 she received the Hon. Justice Clinton W. White Advocacy Award from the Charles Houston Bar Association. She was a graduate of San Jose State University and earned her law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkley.

Prior to her law career, Ector was a singer performing in the U.S. and abroad with the group Up With People; she also performed with the group Sing Out. Her performances are included on the album Up With People! III.

For more see H. Harris, "Respected Alameda County prosecutor Patricia Ector dies," in Contra Costa Times, 6/21/2008, My Town section.

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