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The ancestry of mayor Harold Washington, 1922-1987

Author: Curtis G Brasfield
Publisher: Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Harold Lee Washington (1922-1987) was born in Chicago, Illinois to Roy L. and Arlene Jackson Washington. He was the descendant of African- American slaves. Harold's earliest known ancestor was Isham Washington (1832-1903), a former slave who joined the 8th Colored Heavy Artillery during the Civil War and later became a prosperous farmer in Illinois. Harold served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and later  Read more...
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Named Person: Harold Washington; Washington family.; Washington family.; Harold Washington; Washington.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis G Brasfield
ISBN: 1556137508 9781556137501
OCLC Number: 29563733
Description: xi, 113 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 28 cm
Responsibility: Curtis G. Brasfield.

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Harold Lee Washington (1922-1987) was born in Chicago, Illinois to Roy L. and Arlene Jackson Washington. He was the descendant of African- American slaves. Harold's earliest known ancestor was Isham Washington (1832-1903), a former slave who joined the 8th Colored Heavy Artillery during the Civil War and later became a prosperous farmer in Illinois. Harold served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and later entered politics as a Democrat. He served in the Illinois State Senate from 1976 to 1980 and in the United States Congress from 1980 to 1983. In 1983 Harold was elected as the first African-American mayor of Chicago. He died of a heart attack in 1987 while at work in the mayor's office.

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