Alcee Lamar Hastings (born September 5, 1936) is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 20th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1993. He was educated at Fisk University (B.A., 1958) and Howard University. He received his law degree from Florida A & M University in 1963.
One of my favourite paintings, “The Lady of Shalott” by John William Waterhouse, 1888. One of the things that always made this painting special was it was inspired by one of my favourite poems, a ballad of the same name, written by Lord Tennyson in 1842.