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Encyclopedia > Dennis Archer
Former Mayor Dennis Archer
Former Mayor Dennis Archer

Dennis Wayne Archer (born January 1, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former president of the American Bar Association, and was the first Black American to hold this office. Prior to his election, Archer served as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1985 to 1993, as mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1994 to 2001. In his last year as a Michigan Supreme Court justice, he was named "most respected judge in Michigan" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. As mayor, Archer worked to repair the city's relations with its suburbs and the local business community, which had long been less than cordial, through cooperation with suburban business leaders on their redevelopment plans for the city. Archer was a strong supporter and the catalyst for numerous construction projects in the downtown area, including Ford Field and Comerica Park, new stadiums for the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers respectively. He also became president of the National League of Cities during his last year as Mayor of Detroit. Image File history File linksMetadata Dennis_W_Archer. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Dennis_W_Archer. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... This article is about the year. ... Nickname: The Motor City, Motown Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: http://www. ... American Bar Associations Washington, DC office The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary bar association of lawyers which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... The Michigan Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Michigan, that is the court of last resort. ... This article is about the year. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Nickname: The Motor City, Motown Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: http://www. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Ford Field entrance view from Adams Street. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Jr. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1998-present) East Division (1969-1997) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (9) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1940 1935 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1908 1907 Central Division titles (0) None East Division Champs (3) 1987 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1972... The National League of Cities is a group of American mayors and councilmen. ...

However, as mayor he was never popular with loyalists of preceding Detroit Mayor Coleman Young. Young considered Sharon McPhail (a former member of the Detroit City Council) his rightful successor. In the 1993 race to succeed Young, Archer (who is black) did not win a majority of the black vote. Archer was reelected by a large margin in 1997, but was subject to a recall movement in his second term, launched by many of his original opponents. Archer refused to run for re-election in 2001. Since the election of Kwame Kilpatrick, In October, 2004, he was appointed as legal guardian for civil rights activist Rosa Parks. Coleman A. Young, Detroit, 1981 Coleman Alexander Young (1918–1997) served as mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1974 to 1994. ... Sharon McPhail Sharon McPhail has served on the Detroit City Council since 2002 and was a candidate for mayor in the 1993 and 2005 Detroit elections. ... Kwame Kilpatrick Kwame M. Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is the Mayor of Detroit, Michigan. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey a bus drivers...

Archer earned his B.S. in Education from Western Michigan University and taught learning disabled children in Detroit Public Schools from 1965 - 1970. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law in 1970. Western Michigan University (abbr. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Law School. ... The Detroit College of Law, established in 1891, was the first law school in the Detroit, Michigan area and the second in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

Archer is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ), Fraternity (known as A-Phi-A, but also Alphas and A-PHI) is the first intercollegiate Greek letter fraternity established for African Americans when established on December 4, 1906 on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... While the terms fraternity and sorority may be used to describe any number of social and charitable organizations, including the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, International, and the Shriners, in the United States and Canada fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students - organizations...

External link

  • Attorney Profile of Dennis Archer


  • “Dennis Archer Becomes First African American President-Elect of the American Bar Association,” US Mayor Newspaper, September 9, 2002.
Preceded by:
Coleman Young
Mayor of Detroit
Succeeded by:
Kwame Kilpatrick

  Results from FactBites:
Dennis W. Archer (524 words)
Archer, an African American, was the first person of color elected to the highest office of the association.
Archer served two four-year terms as mayor of the city of Detroit (1994-2001), and was president of the National League of Cities in 2001.
Archer is married to Judge Trudy DunCombe Archer of Michigan's 36th District Court.
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