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BG Celestus King, III
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1923
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 2003
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Brigadeer General, Tuskegee Airmen, Civil Rights Leader. Celes King was born in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles in 1938. During World War II he enlisted in the military service and became a pilot in the Tuskegee Airman Squadron. After completing his military service, Celes, along with his father founded a bail bond agency. King became a General in the California National Guard and served several terms as President of the L.A. branch of the NAACP. In 1989 King founded CORE-CA, the Congress of Racial Equality. King was also chairman of the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission. Over the last 2 decades of his life King served as confidante and advisor to Governors, Mayors, Police Chiefs, Sheriffs and other elected officials.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Celestus Austin King (1901 - 1986)
  Leontyne Butler King (1905 - 1976)
 
 Spouse:
  Anita Lugo Givens King (1926 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Manchester Gardens mausoleum, Freedon Chapel, tier 1, crypt 525
 
Maintained by: Danny Boy
Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
Record added: Sep 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76241953
BG Celestus King, III
Added by: Louis du Mort
 
BG Celestus King, III
Added by: Dr. Adele Jeter Irrevocable Trust
 
BG Celestus King, III
Added by: Louis du Mort
 
 
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