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Kweisi MFUME

(1948- )

MFUME, Kweisi, a Representative from Maryland; born Frizzell Gray in Baltimore, Md., October 24, 1948; attended public schools; B.S., Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md., 1976; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1984; assistant professor, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.; program director for a radio station; member, Baltimore, Md., city council, 1979-1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on February 15, 1996 (January 3, 1987-February 15, 1996); chief executive officer, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1996-2004.

Bibliography

”Kweisi Mfume” 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; Mfume, Kweisi, with Ron Stodghill II. No Free Ride: From the Mean Streets to the Mainstream. New York: One World, 1996.

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

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