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us: Arrington, Richard


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    • Birth Date

        19341019
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Livingston (Ala.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Miles College
        • Organization: (naf) University of Detroit
        • Organization: (naf) University of Oklahoma
        • Organization: (naf) Alabama Center for Higher Education
        • Organization: (naf) University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Educators
          (lcsh) Mayors
      • Sources

        • found: Back to Birmingham, c1989: t.p. (Richard Arrington, Jr.)
        • found: There's hope for the world, 2008: eCIP t.p. (Richard Arrington) CIP application data (b. Oct. 1934)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed November 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Arrington, Richard Jr.; educator, mayor; born 19 October 1934 in Livingston, Alabama, United States; Bachelor's degree from Miles College in Birmingham (1955); Master's degree in Biology from University of Detroit (1957); PhD from University of Oklahoma (1966); chairman of the Department of Natural Science and academic dean, Miles College (1957); director of the Alabama Center for Higher Education (ACHE) (1970-1979); championed affirmative action in government hiring and contracts; became Birmingham's first African American mayor (1979-1999); accused of corruption and cronyism, spent a night in jail for refusing to provide records related to the case (1992); visiting professor at UAB; worked on metropolitan planning and service projects at the university's Center for Urban Affairs (1999); retired from the political scene (2001))
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        • 1988-10-25: new
        • 2015-03-20: revised
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