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Owens, Major

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Personal name headingOwens, Major
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Associated countryUnited States
LocatedBrooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Birth date1936-06-28
Death date2013-10-21
Place of birthCollierville (Tenn.)
Place of deathManhattan (New York, N.Y.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. House
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators Librarians
Found inThe peacock elite, 2011: t.p. (Major Owens, United States congressman, 11th congressional district, Brooklyn, New York)
Wikipedia, July 13, 2011 (Major Robert Odell Owens, b. June 28, 1936; member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 11th district, in office 1983-2007)
New York times (online), viewed Oct. 22, 2013 (Major R. Owens: b. Major Robert Odell Owens, June 28, 1936, Collierville, Tenn.; d. Monday [Oct. 21, 2013], Manhattan, aged 77; former librarian who went to Congress from Brooklyn and remained there for 24 years, fighting for more federal aid for education and other liberal causes)
African American National Biography, accessed March 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Owens, Major Robert Odell; librarian, civil rights activist, state legislator, U.S. representative; born 28 June, 1936 in Collierville, Tennessee, United States; bachelor's degree in mathematics from Morehouse College, Atlanta (1956); master's degree in Library Science, Atlanta University (1957); worked at Brooklyn Public Library; was chairman of Brooklyn chapter of Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and headed the Brooklyn Rent Strike Coordinating Committee (1964); founder of Brooklyn Freedom Democratic Party (BFDP); creator and leader of Brownsville Community Council (1965); commissioner at the city's Community Development Agency (CDA) (1968); won a New York state senate seat representing Brownsville (1974-1982); was elected to Congress (1984) and became a member of Education and Workforce and Government Reform committees and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC); was reelected to Congress (2000, 2002, 2004); died 21 October, 2013 in Manhattan, New York, United States)
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