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Rep. Louis Stokes


Louis Stokes served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a congressman from Ohio for 15 consecutive terms from 1969 until his retireent in 1999.

Louis Stokes was a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AME Zion Church).

From: "Congressional Races - Ohio District 11", in "All Politics" section of CNN.com website (http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/OH11.shtml; viewed 1 December 2005):

Louis Stokes (D)
District 11 (Cleveland--east side and suburbs)
BORN: Feb. 23, 1925, Cleveland
EDUCATION: Case Western Reserve U, 1946-49; Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1953
FAMILY: Wife, Jeannette; four children
RELIGION: African Methodist Episcopal Zion
MILITARY: Army, 1943-46
OCCUPATION: Lawyer
POLITICAL CAREER: U.S. House, 1968-

The first African American to sit on the House Intelligence Committee, the 70-year-old Stokes survived a brush with impropriety during the 1992 House bank scandal. But this veteran of the civil-rights movement, whose brother Carl was Cleveland's first black mayor, is favored to win his 15th trip to Congress.

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