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Robert C. Weaver

AKA Robert Clifton Weaver

Born: 29-Dec-1907
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Died: 17-Jul-1997
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Economist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US HUD Secretary, 1966-68

First black US cabinet official.

Father: Mortimer G. Weaver
Mother: Florence Freeman
Wife: Ella V. Haith (m. 19-Jul-1935)
Son: Robert

    University: BS, Harvard University (1929)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1931)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1934)
    Professor: Education, New York University (1947-49)
    Administrator: President, Bernard Baruch College (1969-70)
    Professor: Urban Affairs, Hunter College (1970-78)

    US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1966-68)
    US Official Administrator, Housing & Home Finance Agency (1961)
    New York State Official Vice Chairman, Housing & Redevelopment of Roads (1960-61)
    Ford Foundation Consultant (1959-60)
    New York State Official Rent Commissioner (1955-59)
    John H. Whitney Foundation Director of Opportunity Fellowships (1949-54)
    US Official Administrative Assistant, National Defense Advisory Commission (1940)
    US Official Special Assistant, Housing Authority (1937-40)
    US Interior Department Asst. to the Secretary (1933-37)
    NAACP Chairman (1960-62)
    NAACP Board of Directors (1951-62)
    Spingarn Medal

Author of books:
Negro Labor: A National Problem (1946)
The Negro Ghetto (1948)
The Urban Complex: Human Values in Urban Life (1964)
Dilemmas of Urban America (1965)


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