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Louis Stokes

Born: Feb 23, 1925

Death: Jan 1, 1996

Birthplace: Cleveland

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Louis Stokes

Date of Birth : Feb 23, 1925
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1996
Birth Place : Cleveland

Louis Stokes was an attorney and politician from Cleveland, Ohio. He served 15 terms in the United States House of Representatives – representing the east side of Cleveland – and was the first black congressman elected in the state of Ohio. He was one of the Cold War-era chairmen of the House Intelligence Committee, headed the Congressional Black Caucus, and was the first black on the House Appropriations Committee.

Profession


  • Lawyer

Spouse


  • Jay Stokes
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