Carl Stokes

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Birthday
21, 1927
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
Death Date
Apr 3, 1996 (68)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1927
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
Death Date
Apr 3, 1996 (68)

About

Former mayor of Cleveland, Ohio who became the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city in 1967. He also served as the United States Ambassador to Seychelles from 1994 to 1995.

Before Fame

He was raised in the Outhwaite Homes, Cleveland's first federally funded housing project for the poor.

Trivia

He became the first black anchorman in New York City when he took a job with television station WNBC-TV in 1972.

Family Life

He had four children.

Associated With

Bill Clinton appointed him U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles in 1994.