Contributor biographical information for The gentleman from Ohio / Louis Stokes with David Chanoff ; foreword by Congressman John Lewis.


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Louis Stokes was raised in Cleveland's projects, the son of a single mother who lost her husband when Louis was three. He was also the brother of former Cleveland mayor, Carl Stokes, who, before being elected as Cleveland's first African American mayor, was elected as the first African American Democrat in the state legislature.
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David Chanoff has written on current affairs, foreign policy, education, refugee issues, literary history, and other subjects for such publications as The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, and The American Scholar. He is the author or coauthor of fifteen books.
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Stokes, Louis, -- 1925-2015.
African American lawyers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Biography.
African American legislators -- United States -- Biography.
African American civil rights workers -- Biography.
United States. -- Congress. -- House -- Biography.
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government.