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Encyclopedia > William H. Gray (congressman)

William Herbert Gray III (August 20, 1941-) served as president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund (1991-2004). He was an influential United States Congressman in the 1980s. August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or Chief Executive, is the highest-ranking corporate officer, administrator, corporate administrator, executive, or executive officer, in charge of total management of a corporation, company, organization or agency. ... United Negro College Fund logo The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is a Fairfax, Virginia-based American philanthropic organization that fundraises college tuition money for black students and general scholarship funds for 39 historically black colleges and universities. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ...


He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but grew up in North Philadelphia. He attended Franklin and Marshall College and received a bachelor's degree in 1963. He went on to obtain a master's in divinity from Drew Theological Seminary in 1966 and a similar degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1970. Gray received a L.H.D. from Bates College in 1994. Nickname: Red Stick Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Government  - Mayor Melvin Kip Holden (D) Area    - City  79. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Franklin and Marshall College is a four-year private co-educational liberal arts college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... John Edward Robinson (1874) - a Missionary Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church Herbert George Welch (1890) - a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church Fred Pierce Corson (B.D., 1920) - a Bishop of The Methodist Church Emerson Stephen Colaw (B.D., 1947) - a Bishop of the United Methodist Church Categories: | | | | | ... The steeple of Alexander Hall Princeton Theological Seminary is a theological seminary located in the Borough of Princeton, New Jersey in the United States. ... For other uses, see Bates (disambiguation), Bates (surname) Bates College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1855 by abolitionists, located in Lewiston, Maine, in the United States. ...


In 1972, he became the senior minister at Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Baptist is a term describing a tradition within Christianity and may also refer to individuals belonging to a Baptist church or a Baptist denomination. ...


He was elected as a Democrat to represent Philadelphia in the United States House of Representatives in 1978. He represented Pennsylvania's 2nd district in the House of Representatives from 1978 until his resignation on September 11, 1991. He was the first African-American to chair the House Budget Committee and also the first to serve as the Majority Whip (1989-1991). As chairman of the Committee on Budget, Gray introduced H.R. 1460, an anti-Apartheid bill that prohibited loans and new investment in South Africa and enforced sanctions on imports and exports with South Africa. This bill was an instrumental precursor to the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986 (H.R. 4868). Gray resigned from Congress in 1991 to head the United Negro College Fund. The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Christianity (predominantly Baptist), Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... The U.S. House Committee on the Budget, commonly known as the House Budget Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives, the lower house of Congress. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


He served as a special adviser to the President and Secretary of State for Haitian affairs in 1994. The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Seal of the United States Department of State. ...


Outside of politics he was President of the United Negro College Fund from 1991 to 2004. He is also a businessman who has been a Director at Dell from 2000. He is also a director of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Prudential Financial Inc., Rockwell International Corporation, Visteon Corporation and Pfizer. He is also an ordained minister who has served as the Senior Minister of the Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia since 1972 and is Vice President of "Pew Foster Care" services. United Negro College Fund logo The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is a Fairfax, Virginia-based American philanthropic organization that fundraises college tuition money for black students and general scholarship funds for 39 historically black colleges and universities. ... This article is about the corporation Dell, Inc. ... JPMorgan Chase & Co. ... Prudential plc is a United Kingdom based financial services company. ... Pfizer, Incorporated (NYSE: PFE) (pronounced faɪzəɹ or faɪzə), is the worlds largest pharmaceutical company. ... Baptist churches are part of a Christian movement often regarded as an evangelical, protestant denomination. ...


He is married to the former Andrea Dash; they have three sons, William, Justin and Andrew.


Gray is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... The Greek alphabet is an alphabet that has been used to write the Greek language since about the 9th century BCE. It was the first alphabet in the narrow sense, that is, a writing system using a separate symbol for each vowel and consonant alike. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Delta Sigma Phi, Rotary International, Optimist International, Ordo Templi Orientis or the Shriners. ...


He currently works for the firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Washington, DC.


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Preceded by
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district

1979–1991
Succeeded by
Lucien E. Blackwell
Preceded by
Tony Coelho
House Majority Whip
House Democratic Whip

1989–1991
Succeeded by
David E. Bonior

 
 

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