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  • ID: I342751
  • Name: Adam Clayton POWELL , Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 NOV 1908 in New Haven Co., CT
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 1945 AND 1971
  • Death: 4 APR 1972 in Miami, Dade Co., FL
  • Event: Pic Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
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  • Note:
    POWELL, Adam Clayton, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in New Haven, Conn., November 29, 1908; attended the public schools of New York City; graduated from Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., 1930; graduated from Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1932; graduated from Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C., 1934; ordained minister; member of the New York, N.Y., city council, 1941; newspaper publisher and editor; journalist; instructor, Columbia University Extension School, 1932-1940; cofounder of the National Negro Congress; member of the New York state, Consumer Division, Office of Price Administration, 1942-1944; member of the Manhattan Civilian Defense 1942- 1945; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-February 28, 1967); excluded from membership in the Ninetieth Congress pursuant to H.Res. 278, on February 28, 1967; chairman, Committee on Education and Labor (Eighty-seventh through Eighty-ninth Congresses); elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by his exclusion but did not appear to be sworn in; reelected to the succeeding Congress (April 11, 1967-January 3, 1971); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Ninety-second Congress in 1970; died on April 4, 1972, in Miami, Fla.; cremated and ashes scattered over South Bimini in the Bahamas.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Adam Clayton POWELL b: 5 MAY 1865 in Franklin Co., VA
    Mother: Mattie Fletcher SHAFFER b: FEB 1873 in West Virginia

    Marriage 1 Isabell WASHINGTON b: ABT 1905 in Washington, D.C.
    • Married: 8 MAR 1933

    Marriage 2 Hazel Dorothy SCOTT b: 11 JUN 1920 in Trinidad
    • Married: 1945
    1. Has Children Living POWELL

    Marriage 3 Living DIAGO
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