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  Samuel Clifford Adams, Jr. (1920-2001) — also known as Samuel C. Adams, Jr. — of Washington, D.C.; Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., August 15, 1920. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Niger, 1968-69. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Died in Center, Shelby County, Tex., August 2, 2001 (age 80 years, 352 days). Interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Clifford Adams and Sarah Catherine (Roberts) Adams; married to Evelyn Baker Adams.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Orison Rudolph Aggrey (1926-2016) — also known as O. Rudolph Aggrey — of Washington, D.C. Born in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., July 24, 1926. Newspaper reporter; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Lagos, 1951-53; U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, 1973-77; Gambia, 1973-77; Romania, 1977-81. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; Sigma Delta Chi. Died April 6, 2016 (age 89 years, 257 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey (1878-1927) and Rose Rudolph (Douglass) Aggrey; married, November 5, 1966, to Francoise Christiane Fratacci (1934-2016).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Aris Tee Allen (1910-1991) — also known as Aris T. Allen — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., December 27, 1910. Republican. Physician; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1967-74, 1991; died in office 1991; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1972 (delegation chair); Maryland Republican state chair, 1977-79; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, 1978; member of Maryland state senate 30th District, 1979-81. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; American Medical Association; American Legion; NAACP. Following a diagnosis of cancer, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in his parked rental car, in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., February 5, 1991 (age 80 years, 40 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Allen and Maryetta (Whitby) Allen; married 1947 to Faye E. Watson.
  Aris T. Allen Boulevard (Maryland Route 665), in Annapolis, Maryland, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
William T. Andrews William T. Andrews — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Sumter, Sumter County, S.C. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1935-48 (New York County 21st District 1935-44, New York County 12th District 1945-48). African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, April 10, 1926, to Regina M. Anderson.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Dennis Wayne Archer (b. 1942) — also known as Dennis W. Archer — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 1, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1986-90; appointed 1986; resigned 1990; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1994-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996, 2000, 2008. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; National Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Alpha Phi Alpha; NAACP. Still living as of 2020.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  Richard Arrington, Jr. (b. 1943) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Livingston, Sumter County, Ala., October 19, 1943. Democrat. University professor; mayor of Birmingham, Ala., 1979-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1996. African ancestry. Member, Sigma Xi; Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 1999.
  Books about Richard Arrington: Jimmie Lewis Franklin, Back to Birmingham : Richard Arrington, Jr. and His Times
  Marion S. Barry, Jr. (1936-2014) — also known as Marion Barry — of Washington, D.C. Born in Itta Bena, Leflore County, Miss., March 6, 1936. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1972 (alternate), 1980, 1996; mayor of Washington, D.C., 1979-91, 1995-99; convicted in 1990 of misdemeanor cocaine possession after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine; sentenced to six months in prison. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Died in Washington, D.C., November 23, 2014 (age 78 years, 262 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Critical books about Marion Barry: Jonetta Rose Barras, The Last of the Black Emperors : The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in a New Age of Black Leaders
  Robert Benham (b. 1946) — of Cartersville, Bartow County, Ga. Born in Cartersville, Bartow County, Ga., September 25, 1946. Lawyer; Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, 1984-89; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1990-94, 2001-; chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1995-2001. African ancestry. Member, American Judicature Society; Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence Benham and Jesse (Knox) Benham; married to Nell Dodson.
  See also NNDB dossier
  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 (1910-2002).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel T. Blue, Jr. — also known as Dan Blue — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Democrat. Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1990; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996, 2000, 2008. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 2008.
  Edward William Brooke III (1919-2015) — also known as Edward W. Brooke — of Newton Center, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Washington, D.C., October 26, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; candidate for secretary of state of Massachusetts, 1960; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1963-67; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1967-79; defeated, 1978. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Amvets; Alpha Phi Alpha. First Black U.S. Senator in the 20th century; recipient of the Spingarn Medal in 1967. Died in Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Fla., January 3, 2015 (age 95 years, 69 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Edward W. Brooke and Helen (Seldon) Brooke; married, June 7, 1947, to Remigia Ferrari Scacco.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Lee P. Brown (b. 1937) — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.; Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Wewoka, Seminole County, Okla., October 4, 1937. Democrat. Police officer; Multnomah County Sheriff, 1975-76; Houston chief of police, 1982-90; New York City police commissioner, 1990-92; mayor of Houston, Tex., 1998-2004. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; Sigma Pi Phi. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Brown and Zelma (Edwards) Brown; married, July 14, 1958, to Yvonne Carolyn Streets; married to Frances Young.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  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 (died 1972).
  Robert Lee Carter (1917-2012) — also known as Robert L. Carter — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Caryville, Washington County, Fla., March 11, 1917. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1972-86; took senior status 1986. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Received the Spingarn Medal in 2004. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 3, 2012 (age 94 years, 298 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert L. Carter and Annie (Martin) Carter; married 1946 to Gloria Spencer.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Emanuel Cleaver II (b. 1944) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex., October 26, 1944. Democrat. Pastor; radio show host; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1991-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996 (speaker), 2004, 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from Missouri, 2004; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 2005-. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 2017.
  Relatives: Son of Lucky G. Cleaver and Marie (McKnight) Cleaver.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  U. W. Clemon (b. 1943) — of Alabama. Born in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Ala., 1943. Lawyer; member of Alabama state senate, 1975-80; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, 1980-. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 2001.
  William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. (1920-2017) — also known as William T. Coleman, Jr. — Born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 7, 1920. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1975-77. African ancestry. Member, Trilateral Commission; Alpha Phi Alpha; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Alexandria, Va., March 31, 2017 (age 96 years, 267 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Thaddeus Coleman and Beatrice (Mason) Coleman.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Malcolm Gray Dade (1903-1991) — also known as Malcolm G. Dade — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., February 27, 1903. Democrat. Ordained minister; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 4th District, 1961-62. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Alpha Phi Alpha; Freemasons. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 27, 1991 (age 87 years, 334 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Isiah C. Dade and Margaret (Warfield) Dade; married to Bonnie Jean Denham; father of Malcolm G. Dade, Jr. (1931-).
  William Levi Dawson (1886-1970) — also known as William L. Dawson — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Albany, Dougherty County, Ga., April 26, 1886. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Illinois Democratic State Central Committee, 1930-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1940 (alternate), 1944 (speaker), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1943-70; died in office 1970. African ancestry. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Alpha Phi Alpha; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 9, 1970 (age 84 years, 197 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Griffin Funeral Home Columbarium, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Nellie Brown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ronald Vernie Dellums (1935-2018) — also known as Ronald V. Dellums — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., November 24, 1935. Democrat. Social worker; U.S. Representative from California, 1971-98 (7th District 1971-75, 8th District 1975-93, 9th District 1993-98); arrested during an anti-apartheid protest outside the South African Embassy in Washington, 1984; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996, 2008; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 2007-11. Protestant. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Died in Washington, D.C., July 30, 2018 (age 82 years, 248 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married to Leola Roscoe Higgs.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Julian Carey Dixon (1934-2000) — also known as Julian C. Dixon — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Washington, D.C., August 8, 1934. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1973-78; U.S. Representative from California, 1979-2000 (28th District 1979-93, 32nd District 1993-2000); died in office 2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996, 2000; chair, Rules Committee, chair, 1984. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Died, following a heart attack, at a hospital in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 8, 2000 (age 66 years, 122 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Cross-reference: Bevan Dufty
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Thomas Edwards (b. 1940) — of District of Columbia. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 3, 1940. Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1980-. Member, American Bar Association; Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 1991.
  Prince L. Edwoods (b. 1889) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., May 1, 1889. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Alpha Phi Alpha. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Cornelius Edwoods and Rebecca (Johnson) Edwoods; married 1914 to Laura Henderson.
  William L. Fitzgerald (b. 1872) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Jonesborough, Washington County, Tenn., January 14, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1924. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Elks; Alpha Phi Alpha. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph M. Fitzgerald and Mary A. (Ford) Fitzgerald; married, November 26, 1913, to Lucille Wilson.
  Harold Eugene Ford (b. 1945) — also known as Harold E. Ford — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., May 20, 1945. Democrat. Mortician; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1971-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1972, 1996; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1975-97 (8th District 1975-83, 9th District 1983-97). African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Father of Harold Eugene Ford, Jr. (1970-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  William Treyanne Francis (1870-1929) — also known as William T. Francis — of Minnesota. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., March 26, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; worked in legal department of railroad; member of Minnesota Republican State Central Committee, 1914; Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1920; U.S. Minister to Liberia, 1927-29, died in office 1929; U.S. Consul General in Monrovia, 1927-29, died in office 1929. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP; Urban League; Sigma Pi Phi; Alpha Phi Alpha. Died in Liberia, July 15, 1929 (age 59 years, 111 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Francis and Harriet (Taylor) Francis; married, August 8, 1893, to Nellie Frances Griswold.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Walter A. Gordon (1894-1976) — Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., 1894. Athletic coach; police officer; lawyer; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1955-58; U.S. District Judge for Virgin Islands, 1958-68. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; NAACP. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., April 1, 1976 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry B. Gordon.
  See also Wikipedia article
William H. Gray III William Herbert Gray III (1941-2013) — also known as William H. Gray III; Bill Gray — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., August 20, 1941. Democrat. Baptist minister; college professor; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1979-91; resigned 1991; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984; president and CEO, United Negro College Fund, 1991-2004. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Trilateral Commission; Alpha Phi Alpha. Died in London, England, July 1, 2013 (age 71 years, 315 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Herbert Gray, Jr.; married to Andrea Dash.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: National Council of Churches
  Ernest A. Greene — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Rome, Floyd County, Ga. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 1st District, 1937-42. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; NAACP. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Emmett Hansen II (b. 1961) — of Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 2, 1961. Member of Virgin Islands legislature from St. Croix, 2001-. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 2003.
  Earl Frederick Hilliard (b. 1942) — also known as Earl F. Hilliard — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., April 9, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1975-81; member of Alabama state senate, 1981-93; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1993-2003; defeated in primary, 2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1996, 2000, 2008. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, National Bar Association; Alpha Phi Alpha. Rebuked by the House Ethics Committee in June, 2001 over three campaign finance violations. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  David S. Holmes, Jr. (1914-1994) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., August 11, 1914. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1959-74 (Wayne County 11th District 1959-64, 10th District 1965-72, 21st District 1973-74); defeated in primary, 1954, 1958; resigned 1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968, 1976 (alternate), 1988; member of Michigan state senate 4th District, 1974-94; died in office 1994; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1980. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Alpha Phi Alpha; NAACP. Died May 21, 1994 (age 79 years, 283 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Patricia Holmes (1954?-).
  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.
  James A. Joseph (b. 1935) — of Virginia. Born in 1935. U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, 1995-99. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 1999.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Damon Jerome Keith (1922-2019) — also known as Damon Keith — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 4, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1967-77; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1977-95; took senior status 1995. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 28, 2019 (age 96 years, 298 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Internet Movie Database profile
  Henry G. Marsh (1921-2011) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., October 11, 1921. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1967-69. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Died, from congestive heart failure, in the VA Medical Center, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., May 11, 2011 (age 89 years, 212 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Marsh and Saidye Marsh; married, September 1, 1948, to Ruth Eleanor Claytor.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) — also known as Thoroughgood Marshall — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Baltimore, Md., July 2, 1908. Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1961-65; resigned 1965; U.S. Solicitor General, 1965-67; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1967-91; took senior status 1991. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP; National Bar Association; Alpha Phi Alpha; American Civil Liberties Union. Received Spingarn Medal in 1946 First African-American Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Died, from a heart attack, in the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 24, 1993 (age 84 years, 206 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; memorial monument at Lawyers' Mall, Annapolis, Md.
  Relatives: Married, September 4, 1929, to Vivien Burey (died 1955); married, December 17, 1955, to Cecilia Suyat; father of Thurgood Marshall, Jr. (1956-).
  Political family: Marshall family of New York City, New York.
  Cross-reference: William Curtis Bryson
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Thurgood Marshall: Juan Williams, Thurgood Marshall : American Revolutionary — Randall W. Bland, Justice Thurgood Marshall, Crusader for Liberalism : His Judicial Biography — Mark V. Tushnet, Making Constitutional Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991 — Mark V. Tushnet, Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1936-1961 — Gilbert King, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
  Harry S. McAlpin (b. 1906) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in St. Louis, Mo., July 21, 1906. Democrat. Newspaper correspondent; in 1944, was the first African-American reporter to attend a White House news conference; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956. Congregationalist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Alpha Phi Alpha; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry S. McAlpin, Sr. and Louise (Scott) McAlpin; married 1929 to Alice Stokes.
  H. Carl McCall — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Member of New York state senate 28th District, 1975-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; New York state comptroller, 1993-; Presidential Elector for New York, 1996, 2000; candidate in primary for Governor of New York, 2002. African ancestry. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 2008.
  Donald F. McHenry (b. 1936) — Born in 1936. U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1979-81. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 1997.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Gregory Weldon Meeks (b. 1953) — also known as Gregory W. Meeks — of Far Rockaway, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 25, 1953. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly 31st District, 1993-98; U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1998-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 2008. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; NAACP. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Ralph Harold Metcalfe (1910-1978) — also known as Ralph H. Metcalfe — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., May 29, 1910. Democrat. Won gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals in 1932 and 1936; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952 (alternate), 1956 (alternate), 1964 (alternate), 1968; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1971-78; died in office 1978. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, Amvets; American Legion; Urban League; NAACP; Elks; Alpha Phi Alpha. Died, from a heart attack, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 10, 1978 (age 68 years, 134 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Myles Anderson Paige (c.1898-1983) — also known as Myles A. Paige — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., about 1898. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Pullman car porter; lawyer; Republican candidate for New York state senate 19th District, 1926; American Labor candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1937; justice, New York City Court of Special Sessions, 1940-58; judge, Court of Domestic Relations (later Family Court). Catholic. African ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Urban League; Alpha Phi Alpha; American Legion; Catholic Lawyers Guild. New York City's first Black magistrate, 1936, and first Black judge, 1940. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 30, 1983 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Riley Pierce, Jr. (1922-2000) — also known as Samuel R. Pierce, Jr.; "Silent Sam" — Born in Glen Cove, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 8, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1981-89. African ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Phi Alpha. First Black partner of a major New York City law firm. First Black member of the board of directors of a Fortune 500 corporation. Only Black member of the Reagan Cabinet. An independent counsel appointed in March 1990 found "a pervasive pattern of improper and illegal behavior" within HUD, amounting to a "monumental and calculated abuse of the public trust." Pierce acknowledged that he helped create a climate in which the corruption took place, and in return for that statement, prosecutors agreed not to pursue charges against him. Died October 31, 2000 (age 78 years, 53 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (1908-1972) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., November 29, 1908. Democrat. Baptist minister; U.S. Representative from New York, 1945-71 (22nd District 1945-53, 16th District 1953-63, 18th District 1963-71); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952, 1960, 1964; cited for contempt of court in 1966 for refusing to pay damages in a lawsuit against him; on February 28, 1967, he was expelled from the House of Representatives on charges of unbecoming conduct and misusing public funds; the Supreme Court overturned the expulsion in 1969. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; Elks. Died, of prostate cancer, in Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., April 4, 1972 (age 63 years, 127 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Bahamas.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. (1865-1953; minister) and Mattie (Fletcher) Powell; married, March 8, 1933, to Isabel Washington (divorced 1945); married, August 1, 1945, to Hazel Scott (divorced 1960); married, December 15, 1960, to Yvette Marjorie Diago (Flores) Powell; father of Adam Clayton Powell IV (1962-).
  Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (formerly part of Seventh Avenue), in Manhattan, New York, is named for him.  — The Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building (opened 1974 as the Harlem State Office Building; renamed 1983), in Manhattan, New York, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Powell,Adam Clayton,Jr.: Adam by Adam: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  Books about Powell,Adam Clayton,Jr.: Tisha Hamilton, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma — Wil Haygood, King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  McKinley L. Price — of Newport News, Va. Dentist; mayor of Newport News, Va., 2010-. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 2015.
  Relatives: Married to Valerie Scott.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Charles Bernard Rangel (b. 1930) — also known as Charles B. Rangel — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., June 11, 1930. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of New York state assembly 72nd District, 1967-70; U.S. Representative from New York, 1971-2003 (18th District 1971-73, 19th District 1973-83, 16th District 1983-93, 15th District 1993-2003); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1984, 1988 (speaker), 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Trilateral Commission; Alpha Phi Alpha; NAACP. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Alma Carter.
  Cross-reference: Dan Maffei
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Books by Charles Rangel: And I Haven't Had a Bad Day Since: The Memoir of Charles B. Rangel's Journey from the Streets of Harlem to the Halls of Congress (2007)
  Alzo J. Reddick (b. 1937) — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Alturas, Polk County, Fla., November 15, 1937. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives 39th District, 1983-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; Urban League. Still living as of 1999.
  Ronald C. Rice (b. 1968) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born February 17, 1968. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996, 2008; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 10th District, 2012. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Ronald L. Rice (1945-).
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Aubrey Eugene Robinson, Jr. (1922-2000) — of District of Columbia. Born in Madison, Morris County, N.J., March 30, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia, 1966-93. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Died, of a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., February 27, 2000 (age 77 years, 334 days). Burial location unknown.
  Eugene Sawyer (1934-2008) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Greensboro, Hale County, Ala., September 3, 1934. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980, 1996; mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1987-89; defeated in primary, 1989. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Died, of heart failure, in a hospital at Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 19, 2008 (age 73 years, 138 days). Interment at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Eugene Sawyer, Sr. and Bernice Sawyer.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roy Lester Schneider — also known as Roy L. Schneider — Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1995-99. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 1999.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert Cortez Scott (b. 1947) — also known as Robert C. Scott; Bobby Scott — of Newport News, Va. Born in Washington, D.C., April 30, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1978-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1983-92; U.S. Representative from Virginia 3rd District, 1993-; defeated, 1986. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Christopher Smith — also known as Chris Smith — of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives 93rd District, 1999; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 2004.
  Louis Wade Sullivan (b. 1933) — of Georgia. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., November 3, 1933. Physician; medical school professor; U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1989-93. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; Phi Beta Kappa. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Married, September 30, 1955, to E. Ginger Williamson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Silas F. Taylor — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Danville, Va. Democrat. Druggist; member of Massachusetts Democratic State Committee, 1928-48; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1940, 1944, 1948; defeated, 1956; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Wesley Turnbull (b. 1935) — also known as Charles W. Turnbull — of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, February 5, 1935. Democrat. School teacher and principal; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1999-2006; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 2000, 2004. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Sylvester Turner (b. 1954) — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., September 27, 1954. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives 139th District, 1989-2016; mayor of Houston, Tex., 2016-; defeated, 1991, 2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996 (alternate), 2000, 2004; member, Platform Committee, 2008. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; American Bar Association; National Bar Association. Still living as of 2018.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Lester Aglar Walton (1882-1965) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in St. Louis, Mo., April 20, 1882. Newspaper writer; theater manager; U.S. Minister to Liberia, 1935-46. African ancestry. Member, Elks; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Alpha Phi Alpha. In 1913, started movement for capitalization of "N" in "Negro" in newspapers and magazines. Died in 1965 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin A. Walton and Ollie May (Camphor) Walton; married, June 29, 1912, to Gladys Moore.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Christopher C. Wimbish (b. 1895) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Illinois state senate 3rd District; defeated, 1938; elected 1942, 1946; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; NAACP; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Alpha Phi Alpha. Burial location unknown.
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