|Name||Harvey B. Gantt|
Charlotte, North Carolina , United States
|| January 14, 1943
|Contributor||U Ole Polecat|
|Last Modified||Juan Croniqueur|
Jan 14, 2014 05:18am
Black - NAACP - Baptist - Straight -
Bachelor's in architecture, Clemson University, 1965 (first African-American to attend Clemson); master's in city planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970.
Co-founder and partner in Gantt, Huberman Architects, 1971-present; planner for Soul City project in Warren County, 1970-71; architect with Odell Associates, Charlotte, 1965-70; has lectured at various colleges, including Yale University, MIT and the University of Michigan.
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, 1990; mayor of Charlotte, 1983-87; Charlotte City Council, 1975-83; member, Democratic National Committee, 1985-present.
Member, National Planning Commission, 1995-present; involved in Chamber of Commerce, Urban League, YMCA, NAACP, Johnson C. Smith University, United Negro College Fund, Sigma Pi Phi, Afro-American Cultural Center of Charlotte, Siegle Avenue Pre-School Cooperative, 100 Black Men of Charlotte, and Foundation for the Carolinas.