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Patricia Roberts Harris

AKA Patricia Roberts

Born: 31-May-1924
Birthplace: Mattoon, IL
Died: 23-Mar-1985
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - Breast
Remains: Buried, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Cabinet Secretary under Jimmy Carter

First black woman to become a US Cabinet member.

Husband: William Beasley Harris (m. 1955, d. 1984)

    University: BA, Howard University (1945, summa cum laude)
    University: University of Chicago (post-graduate study)
    University: George Washington University National Law Center (1960)
    Professor: Law School, Howard University (1961-65 and 1967-69)
    Administrator: Dean, Law School, Howard University (1969)
    Professor: George Washington National Law Center (1982-85)

    US Secretary of Health and Human Services (1979-81)
    US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1979)
    US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1977-79)
    US Ambassador to Luxembourg (1965-67)


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