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Urban League
Politician members in Ohio

  Theodore Moody Berry (1905-2000) — also known as Theodore M. Berry; Ted Berry — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., November 5, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; associate general counsel, Dunbar Life Insurance Co.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972; mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1972-75. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP; Urban League; Alpha Phi Alpha; Sigma Pi Phi. First Black mayor of Cincinnati. Died October 15, 2000 (age 94 years, 345 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Berry and Cora (Parks) Berry; married 1938 to Johnnie Mae Newton.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elmer Anderson Carter (1890-1973) — also known as Elmer A. Carter — of Prairie View, Waller County, Tex.; Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., July 19, 1890. College teacher; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; executive secretary for the Urban League in various cities, 1920-28; editor of Opportunity, a Journal of Negro Life, 1928-42; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1950; Republican candidate for borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1953. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; NAACP; American Legion; Alpha Phi Alpha. Died January 16, 1973 (age 82 years, 181 days). Interment at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of George Cook Carter and Florence Lucretia (Young) Carter; married 1922 to Edna Felicia Billups; married 1927 to Thelma Charles Johnson.
  Alfred Morton Cohen (1859-1949) — also known as Alfred M. Cohen — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, October 19, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1900; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio. Jewish. Member, Urban League; B'nai B'rith. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 9, 1949 (age 89 years, 141 days). Burial location unknown.
  William Oliver Raymond Greene (b. 1906) — also known as William O. Greene — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, December 31, 1906. Democrat. Deputy sheriff; candidate for Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1956, 1958; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 3rd Senatorial District, 1961-62. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Greene and Ethel (Glover) Greene; married to Edverta Eunice Motley.
  Perry Brooks Jackson (b. 1896) — also known as Perry B. Jackson — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, January 27, 1896. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940, 1944; municipal judge in Ohio, 1940. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Phi Alpha; Sigma Pi Phi; American Bar Association; Elks; Freemasons; Urban League; NAACP. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Brooks Cary Jackson and Ida May (Hogan) Jackson; married to Fern Payne.
  Frederick Madison Roberts (1879-1952) — also known as Frederick M. Roberts; Fred Roberts — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, September 14, 1879. Republican. Mortician; member of California state assembly, 1919-34; defeated, 1934; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932, 1940, 1944, 1948; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 14th District, 1946. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League. First African-American state legislator in California; descendancy from Thomas Jefferson confirmed by DNA evidence in 1998. Died, from injuries received in an automobile accident the day before, in Los Angeles County General Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 19, 1952 (age 72 years, 309 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson Roberts and Ellen Wayles (Hemings) Roberts; married, November 30, 1921, to Pearl W. Hinds; grandnephew of Martha Jefferson Randolph; great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson; third great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; first cousin twice removed of Dabney Carr; first cousin four times removed of Richard Bland and Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge; second cousin once removed of Dabney Smith Carr and John Gardner Coolidge; second cousin thrice removed of Theodorick Bland, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph and John Randolph of Roanoke; third cousin once removed of John Jordan Crittenden, Thomas Turpin Crittenden, Robert Crittenden, Carter Henry Harrison and Edith Wilson; third cousin twice removed of John Marshall, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Edmund Jennings Lee, Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Henry St. George Tucker; fourth cousin of Alexander Parker Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Thomas Theodore Crittenden and Carter Henry Harrison II; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, Edmund Randolph and Thomas Theodore Crittenden Jr..
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Walker-Randolph family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
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