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us: Goode, W. Wilson


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1938-08-19
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Northampton County (N.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Morgan State University
        • Organization: (naf) Wharton School
        • Organization: (naf) Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Philadelphia Council for Community Advancement
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Mayors
          (lcsh) Authors
      • Sources

        • found: Featherman, S. Philadelphia elects a black mayor, 1984: p. 1 (Mayor W. Wilson Goode, Philadelphia)
        • found: His In Goode faith, c1992: t.p. (W. Wilson Goode) t.p. verso (b. 1938)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 31, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Goode, Woodrow Wilson; mayor; born 19 August 1938 in Seaboard, Northampton County, North Carolina, United States; BA in political science from Morgan State University (1961); master's in governmental administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business (1968); probation officer in the West Division of the Juvenile Section of the Probation Department in Philadelphia (1963); president and executive officer of the Philadelphia Council for Community Advancement (PCCA); head of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, becoming the first African American managing director of Philadelphia (1979); Philadelphia's 126th mayor, first African American to hold that office (1984-1992) ; published autobiography, In Goode Faith (1992); deputy assistant secretary for regional and community services for the federal Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs (1997); honors include, fourteen honorary degrees, and many other honors and awards)
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