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Adam Clayton Powell

Adam Clayton PowellAKA Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Born: 29-Nov-1908
Birthplace: New Haven, CT
Died: 4-Apr-1972
Location of death: Miami, FL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered over South Bimini, Bahamas)

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from New York, 1945-71

Expelled over misappropriation of funds by the US House in March 1967 by a vote of 307 to 116. The US Supreme Court ruled this act unconstitutional in 1969. A special election was called to fill his House seat, which he won, but never took his seat. Powell was defeated by Charles Rangel in 1970.

Father: Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. (Baptist minister)
Wife: Isabel Washington (entertainer, m. 8-Mar-1933, div.)
Wife: Hazel Scott (m. 1945, div. 1961, one child)
Son: Adam Clayton Powell III (educator, b. 17-Jul-1946)
Wife: Yvette Marorie Flores (m. 1961, div. 1965, one child)
Son: Adam Clayton Powell IV (assemblyman, b. 1962 in Puerto Rico)
Mother: Mattie Schafer

    University: City College of New York
    University: AB, Colgate University (1930)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1932)
    University: DD, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC (1934)

    US Congressman, New York 18th (11-Apr-1967 to 3-Jan-1971)
    US Congressman, New York 18th (1963 to 28-Feb-1967, excluded by HR 278)
    US Congressman, New York 16th (1953 to 1963)
    US Congressman, New York 22nd (3-Jan-1945 to 1953)
    New York State Official Consumer Division, Office of Price Administration (1942-44)
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    Appendectomy (30-Jul-1959)
    Prostate Surgery (1972)
    Defamation lawsuit filed by Esther James
    Contempt of Court (10-Oct-1966)
    Contempt of Court (25-Oct-1966)
    Tax Evasion acquitted (1960)
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis, Hernia


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