Patricia Roberts Harris

Patricia Roberts Harris

Birth
Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois, USA
Death 23 Mar 1985 (aged 60)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Section: 20, Lot: 403, Grave: 1
Memorial ID 6892469 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Member. Ms. Harris was the United States Ambassador to Luxumbourg from 1965-1967, the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1977-1979, and served as both Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and Secretary of Health and Human Services during the Carter Administration reorganization of health services between 1979 and 1980. Ms. Harris was the first African-American female to serve in a Presidential cabinet.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mark Pawelczak
  • Added: 29 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6892469
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Patricia Roberts Harris (31 May 1924–23 Mar 1985), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6892469, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .