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Percy Sutton

Born: Nov 24, 1920

Death: Dec 26, 2009

Birthplace: San Antonio

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Percy Sutton

Date of Birth : Nov 24, 1920
Date of Death : Dec 26, 2009
Birth Place : San Antonio

Percy Ellis Sutton was a prominent black American political and business leader. A civil-rights activist and lawyer, he was also a Freedom Rider and the legal representative for Malcolm X. He was the highest-ranking African-American elected official in New York City when he was Manhattan borough president from 1966 to 1977, the longest tenure at that position. He later became an entrepreneur whose investments included the New York Amsterdam News and the Apollo Theater in Harlem.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Entrepreneur


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