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CLEAVER, Emanuel, II

CLEAVER, Emanuel, II
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CLEAVER, Emanuel, II, A Representative from Missouri; born in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex., October 26, 1944; graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Wichita Falls, Tex., 1963; B.S., Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Tex., 1972; M.Div., St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Mo., 1974; pastor; radio show host; member of the Kansas City, Mo. city council, 1979-1991; Mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1991-1999; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Ninth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2005-present).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Emanuel Cleaver II" 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.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Financial Services
    • Housing, Community Development, and Insurance - Chair
    • National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy - Chair
  • House Committee - Homeland Security
  • House Committee - Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
  • House Committee - Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
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