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By Charles W. Carey

ISBN-10: 0816081204

ISBN-13: 9780816081202

This quantity summarizes the lives and political careers of greater than a hundred and eighty vital African american citizens concerned about politics. Entries current simple biographical information and concentrate on what the individual did that used to be very important whereas she or he held (or ran for) place of work.

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Army and fought as an infantryman during the Korean War. Discharged the following year, he returned to the docks and was promoted to foreman. He got involved in Local 1332 of the International Longshoremen’s Association, gradually working his way up through the union’s ranks from trustee to vice president and business agent. In 1973, he was elected local president, a position he held for the next 18 years. Blackwell’s union activity led him into politics, and in 1973 he decided to run for office.

S. House of Representatives, but his campaign was unsuccessful. S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. In 1994, Blackwell was appointed Ohio state treasurer to complete a vacated term and was elected to the position later that year. He thereby became the first African American in Ohio history to be elected to a statewide executive office. Four years later, Blackwell successfully ran for secretary of state of Ohio. While in the job, he acted as the national chairman for the 2000 presidential campaign of Steve Forbes.

In 1991, Bill graY resigned from Congress to become executive director of the United Negro College Fund. Blackwell ran in the special election to fill the vacancy and was easily elected. ” As a congressman, he focused on issues relating to labor. In 1993 he introduced a bill to establish a 30-hour workweek. At the time, many working people were being laid off because of a recession, and his bill was supported by organized labor because it promised to keep people on the job. He also sponsored a bill to protect the credit ratings of people who were laid off during a recession.

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