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Encyclopedia > 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. She was formerly a lawyer in private practice, a division chief in the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, and an Assistant United States Attorney. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Wayne County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


She placed third in the primary election on August 2, coming in behind Freman Hendrix and incumbent Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and eliminating her from the general election on November 8. McPhail had to forgo running for re-election for City Council to run for mayor, so she lost her seat when her term came up in January of 2006. Freman Hendrix Freman Hendrix was a 2005 mayoral candidate in Detroit. ... Kwame M. Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is the Mayor of Detroit, Michigan. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


McPhail holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston and a bachelor's degree in sociology and English from Northeastern University. She was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1976. Doctor of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, or Juris Doctor (abbreviated J.D. or JD, from the Latin, Teacher of Law) is a professional degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Law School. ... The original mission of the school – to provide Boston’s first evening law school program for students who could not attend full-time day classes – seems reasonable today, but it was a revolutionary moment when Professor Robert Gray Dodge delivered the school’s first lecture in... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Northeastern University (NU) is a top-tier private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


She served as staff counsel for Ford Motor Company and later as a partner with the law firm Feikens, Stevens, Hurley & P.C., before going into private practice. She has served as President of the local Wolverine Bar Association, President of the National Bar Association, on the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, and Vice President of the Detroit Branch of the NAACP. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. ... The National Bar Association was established in 1925. ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is one of the oldest and most influential hate organizations in the United States. ...


She was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1993, McPhail became the first woman in Detroit’s history to win a primary election for Mayor of the City of Detroit, in field of 23 candidates. She lost resoundingly to Dennis Archer in the general election. In 1995 she married David Snead, former superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools. She is the first female attorney to be elected on Detroit's City Council. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... 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. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The current Detroit Public Schools logo. ...


McPhail was general counsel for a coalition dedicated to recapturing the right to vote for School Board in the City of Detroit.


Awards

McPhail was named one of Ebony Magazine's 100 Most Influential Black Americans and has received the March of Dimes Humanitarian of the Year award, and the National Sojourner Truth Meritorious Service Award from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. Ebony, a magazine for the African American market, was founded by John H. Johnson and has been published since the autumn of 1945. ... March of Dimes official logo March of Dimes is the name of health charities in both the United States and Canada. ... Sojourner Truth (c. ...


Electoral history

  • 2005 Race for Mayor (Detroit) (Primary Election)

Freman Hendrix Freman Hendrix was a 2005 mayoral candidate in Detroit. ... Kwame M. Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is the Mayor of Detroit, Michigan. ...

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