TITLE

U.S. House of Representatives

PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Black Firsts, Second Edition;2003, p317
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Information on various African American House representatives in the U.S. from 1868 to 1997 is presented. John Willis Menard (1839-93) was the first black elected to the Congress. He was appointed inspector of customs of the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana. Harold Ford Jr. (1970- ), son of retired Representative Harold Ford Sr., was elected to the House in 1996, becoming the youngest member elected to the 105th U.S. Congress.
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36799275

 

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