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  Powell, Jr., Adam Clayton
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NameAdam Clayton Powell, Jr.
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New York, New York , United States
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Born November 29, 1908
DiedApril 04, 1972 (63 years)
Contributornystate63
Last ModifedCraverguy
Oct 07, 2008 02:43am
Tags Black - Very Liberal - Divorced - Cancer - Expelled - NAACP - Baptist - Straight -
Infoborn in New Haven, Conn., November 29, 1908; attended the public schools of New York City; was graduated from Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., in 1930, from Columbia University, New York City, in 1932, and from the theological department of Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C., in 1934; studied four months in Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor; was ordained to the ministry and officiated in New York City beginning in 1931; member of the New York City Council in 1941; publisher and editor of a newspaper in New York City 1941-1945; instructor at Columbia University Extension School, Department of Religious Education, 1932-1940; editorial writer for a New York daily newspaper in 1934; cofounder of the National Negro Congress; member of the Consumer Division, State of New York, Office of Price Administration, 1942-1944; member of the Manhattan Civilian Defense 1942-1945; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress; reelected to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1945, to February 28, 1967, at which time he was excluded from membership in the Ninetieth Congress pursuant to H.Res. 278; chairman, Committee on Education and Labor (Eighty-seventh through Eighty-ninth Congresses); elected as a Democrat in a special election held on April 11, 1967, to fill the vacancy caused by his exclusion but did not appear to be sworn in; reelected November 5, 1968, to the Ninety-first Congress and served from January 3, 1969, to January 3, 1971; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; died in Miami, Fla., April 4, 1972; cremated; ashes scattered over South Bimini in the Bahamas.


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INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  06/22/1970 NY District 18 - D Primary Lost 32.19% (-0.61%)
  11/05/1968 NY District 18 Won 80.77% (+65.08%)
  06/18/1968 NY District 18 - D Primary Won 60.17% (+20.33%)
  04/11/1967 NY District 18 Special Won 86.34% (+73.99%)
  11/08/1966 NY District 18 Won 74.05% (+56.54%)
  06/28/1966 NY District 18 - D Primary Won 86.58% (+73.15%)
  11/03/1964 NY District 18 Won 84.63% (+74.19%)
  11/06/1962 NY District 18 Won 69.64% (+48.07%)
  11/08/1960 NY District 16 Won 71.59% (+54.03%)
  11/04/1958 NY District 16 Won 90.81% (+81.62%)
  08/12/1958 NY District 16 - D Primary Won 75.07% (+50.15%)
  11/06/1956 NY District 16 Won 69.73% (+49.80%)
  11/02/1954 NY District 16 Won 77.55% (+61.69%)
  09/14/1954 NY District 16 - D Primary Won 69.14% (+38.28%)
  11/04/1952 NY District 16 Won 74.69% (+58.93%)
  11/07/1950 NY District 22 Won 63.49% (+36.09%)
  11/02/1948 NY District 22 Won 76.43% (+59.57%)
  11/05/1946 NY District 22 Won 62.54% (+25.07%)
  08/20/1946 NY District 22 - D Primary Won 91.72% (+83.44%)
  08/20/1946 NY District 22 - R Primary Lost 42.43% (-15.14%)
  11/07/1944 NY District 22 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/01/1944 NY District 22 - D Primary Won 82.09% (+64.17%)
  08/01/1944 NY District 22 - R Primary Won 57.87% (+15.73%)
  11/04/1941 New York City Council - Manhattan At-Large Won 10.33% (-2.42%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NY District 18 - Nov 03, 1970 L Charles Taylor
NY US President - Nov 05, 1968 FPP Richard C. "Dick" Gregory
US President National Vote - Nov 05, 1968 FPP Richard C. "Dick" Gregory
NY US President - Nov 06, 1956 R Dwight David Eisenhower
US President National Vote - Nov 06, 1956 R Dwight David Eisenhower
NY US President - Nov 04, 1952 D Adlai E. Stevenson II
US President National Vote - Nov 04, 1952 D Adlai E. Stevenson II
MD US Senate - Nov 07, 1950 D Millard E. Tydings