Walter Washington

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Birthday
15, 1915
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Oct 27, 2003 (88)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1915
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Oct 27, 2003 (88)

About

Politician and Democrat who became the first and only presidentially appointed mayor of Washington, D.C. in 1967. He also became D.C.'s first locally elected mayor in 1974.

Before Fame

He attended both Howard University's undergraduate program and law school.

Trivia

He refused to order the shooting of rioters after the death of Martin Luther King Jr. despite J. Edgar Hoover's urgings.

Family Life

He married his first wife Bennetta Bullock in 1942 and was married to her until her death in 1991.

Associated With

He was appointed as Washington D.C.'s first and only Mayor Commissioner by President Lyndon B. Johnson.