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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]

President Madam 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]


Early life

Seraphina was born in the city of Savannah, not 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.[4] 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, famously saying 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, Newt Scamander in New York.

Seraphina left office in 1928.

Personality and traits

She was described as a formidable and charismatic woman. Most people were not happy to cross her.[5] She was rarely light-hearted.[6]


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Picquery's wand


Behind the scenes


Notes and references

Magical Congress of the United States of America

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)


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

Other positions

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

Other employees

Aristotle Twelvetrees · Porpentina Goldstein · Queenie Goldstein · E. A. Limus · Irene Kneedander


Department of Magical Law Enforcement · MACUSA Surveillance Wizarding Resources Department · Bureau of Covert Vigilance & Obliviation · Wand Permit Office · Body for Protection of Magical Species · Young Wizards Daycare Center

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