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Lucien Edward BLACKWELL

(1931-2003)

BLACKWELL, Lucien Edward, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Whitsett, Fayette County, Pa., August 1, 1931; attended public schools; United States Army, 1953-1954; president, Local 1332, International Longshoremen’s Association, 1973-1991; member of the Pennsylvania state house of representative, 1973-1975; member of the Philadelphia, Pa., city council, 1974-1991; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., in 1979; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., in 1991; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Second Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative William H. Gray, III, and reelected to the succeeding Congress (November 5, 1991-January 3, 1995); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Fourth Congress in 1994; private advocate; died on January 24, 2003, in Philadelphia, Pa.; internment in Mount Lawn Cemetery, Yeardon, Pa.

Bibliography

”Lucien Edward Blackwell” in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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