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  Cleaver, Emanuel
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2013-01-01  
 
NameEmanuel Cleaver
Address8217 East Gregory
Kansas City, Missouri 64141, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born October 26, 1944
Died Still Living (69 years)
ContributorJohn
Last ModifiedRBH
Feb 25, 2014 11:23am
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InfoEmanuel Cleaver II was born in Waxahachie, Texas and came to adulthood in the public housing of Wichita Falls, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Prairie View A&M. Following graduation, he moved to Kansas City, Missouri where, among other things, he founded the Kansas City Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Following the path of a long line of Cleaver ministers, Emanuel earned a Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in 1974. An ordained United Methodist minister, he has served as Senior Pastor of St. James United Methodist Church for the past 31 years.

In 1979, he was elected to the Kansas City, Missouri City Council as the Fifth District Representative. He served three terms in that role.

Emanuel Cleaver was elected Mayor of Kansas City in March of 1991, the first African American mayor in the City's history. He was re-elected to a second term in March 1995.

In May of 1999, the Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreations Commissioners honored the former mayor by naming one of the area's longest streets, "Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard."

He developed a reputation as a national leader and served two terms as president of the 426 member National Conference of Black Mayors. He served as Chairman of the U. S. Conference of Mayors Committee on Crime and Social Justice. After leaving office he served as a Special Urban Advisor to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Andrew Cuomo.

He is in front of the nation and the world appearing as a guest on or in:


ABC News �This Week with David Brinkley�
"Eye on America" The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
PBS's �The McNeil/Lehrer Report�
ABC's �Nightline�
NBC's �The Today Show�
ABC's �Good Morning America�
CBS's �Face the Nation�
�The Oprah Winfrey Show�
ABC's �Prime Time Live�
USA Today
The Christian Science Monitor
The New York Times
The Economist
Newsweek
Ebony Magazine
Jet Magazine

He and his wife Dianne, have four children, including Emanuel III, an ordained United Methodist Minister.





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Apr 08, 2012 08:00pm General Dem Rep Cleaver: ‘Wrong’ for Dems to accuse GOP of ‘war on women’  Article COSDem 
Jan 06, 2009 01:00pm News Cleaver: This cannot be a 'black seat'  Article ArmyDem 

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  08/05/2014 MO District 5 - D Primary ???
  11/06/2012 MO District 5 Won 60.52% (+23.61%)
  08/07/2012 MO District 5 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 MO District 5 Won 53.32% (+9.14%)
  11/04/2008 MO District 5 Won 64.37% (+28.75%)
  11/07/2006 MO District 5 Won 64.30% (+32.06%)
  08/08/2006 MO District 5 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 MO District 5 Won 55.19% (+13.07%)
  08/03/2004 MO District 5 - D Primary Won 59.97% (+19.93%)
  03/28/1995 Kansas City Mayor Won 55.45% (+10.90%)
  02/28/1995 Kansas City Mayor - Primary Won 53.58% (+16.65%)
  03/26/1991 Kansas City Mayor Won 53.30% (+6.60%)
  02/26/1991 Kansas City Mayor - Primary Won 36.66% (+19.60%)
  08/04/1970 MO State House 016 - D Primary Lost 0.96% (-52.54%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US House Minority Whip - Nov 16, 2010 D James E. "Jim" Clyburn
MO US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
Kansas City Mayor - Mar 30, 1999 N George D. Blackwood, Jr.
Kansas City Mayor - Primary - Mar 02, 1999 N George D. Blackwood, Jr.
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C00395848 CLEAVER FOR CONGRESS $ 498843.44