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"Magical beasts are terrorising No-Majs. When No-Majs are afraid, they attack. Contain this or it will mean war."
—Seraphina Picquery[src]

Madam President Seraphina Picquery (fl. 1903 - 1928) was an American witch born in Savannah, who served as the President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America[2] between 1920 and 1928.[3]

Biography

Early life

Seraphina was born in the city of Savannah, no later than 1903. At the age of eleven, she started her education at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. During her sorting ceremony, she was offered a place in all four Ilvermorny houses, becoming one of very few students to be so honoured. She chose Horned Serpent as her house.[3] She was then chosen by a controversial Violetta Beauvais wand, a kind said to "take to Dark magic like a vampire to blood."

As President

In 1920, Seraphina became the President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America.

She allowed wizarding consumption of alcohol during her mandate, saying that life as a wizard of the time was hard enough without banning booze. She famously stated to her Chief of Staff that "The Gigglewater is non-negotiable".

In December 1926, she had to deal with a massive threat to the Statute of Secrecy when some beasts escaped from the suitcase of British Magizoologist Newton Scamander in New York.

Seraphina left office in 1928.

Personality and traits

Picquery was described as a formidable and charismatic woman. Most people were not happy to cross her.[4] She was rarely light-hearted.[1]

Possessions

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Picquery's wand

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references


Magical Congress of the United States of America
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Presidents

Josiah Jackson (1693-?) · Charity Wilkinson · Thornton Harkaway (c. 1760) · Able Fleming · Elizabeth McGilliguddy (c. 1777) · Emily Rappaport (c. 1790) · Seraphina Picquery (1920-1928) · Samuel G. Quahog (c. 2014)

Aurors

Wilhelm Fischer · Theodard Fontaine · Gondulphus Graves · Robert Grimsditch · Mary Jauncey · Carlos Lopez · Mungo MacDuff · Cormac O'Brien · Abraham Potter · Berthilde Roche · Helmut Weiss · Percival Graves · Porpentina Goldstein

Other positions

Chief of Staff · Director of Magical Security · Executioner · Federal Identity Commissioner · Federal Wand Permit Officer · Keeper of Treasure and Dragots · Obliviator

Other employees

Abernathy · Aristotle Twelvetrees · Bernadette · Beryl · Cecily · E. A. Limus · Irene Kneedander · Sam · Queenie Goldstein · Red

Departments

Department of Magical Law Enforcement · Department for Magical Security · Magical Surveillance Wizarding Resources Department · Major Investigation Department · Bureau of Covert Vigilance & Obliviation · Body for Protection of Magical Species

Locations

Death Cell · Wand Permit Office · Young Wizards Daycare Center


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