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 Charles Coles Diggs Jr.

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Charles Coles Diggs Jr. Famous memorial

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death
24 Aug 1998 (aged 75)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial
Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID
22331064 View Source

US Congressman. After serving in the Army during World War II, he was a mortician and a member of the Michigan State Senate, 1951 to 1954. In 1955, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth Congress and reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses, serving until his resignation in 1980. He was the founder and first chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, serving from 1969 to 1971. He also was chairman of the African affairs subcommittee of what was then the House Foreign Affairs Committee, serving from 1973 to 1978. He died of a stroke.

US Congressman. After serving in the Army during World War II, he was a mortician and a member of the Michigan State Senate, 1951 to 1954. In 1955, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth Congress and reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses, serving until his resignation in 1980. He was the founder and first chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, serving from 1969 to 1971. He also was chairman of the African affairs subcommittee of what was then the House Foreign Affairs Committee, serving from 1973 to 1978. He died of a stroke.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 21 Oct 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 22331064
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22331064/charles-coles-diggs: accessed ), memorial page for Charles Coles Diggs Jr. (2 Dec 1922–24 Aug 1998), Find a Grave Memorial ID 22331064, citing Detroit Memorial Park East, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.