Clarence Lightner

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Birthday
15, 1921
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Jul 8, 2002 (80)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1921
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Jul 8, 2002 (80)

About

Former mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina from 1973 to 1975 who was the first African American elected mayor of a metropolitan Southern city. His election is considered a watershed moment in race relations.

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II.

Trivia

He served as an interim State Senator for a year after Senator John Winters resigned in 1977.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife Marguerite Massey.

Associated With

He was a delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention, which chose Al Gore as it's nominee.