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Espy, Mike, 1953-

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Personal name headingEspy, Mike, 1953-
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Variant(s)Espy, Alphonso Michael, 1953-
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1953-11-30
Place of birthYazoo City (Miss.)
AffiliationHoward University University of Santa Clara. School of Law John F. Kennedy School of Government Stanford University. School of Law
Profession or occupationLegislators United States--Officials and employees Lawyers College teachers
Found inU.S. Cong. Senate. Comm. on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Nomination of Hon. Mike Espy, hearing ... 1993: t.p. (Mike Espy; to be secretary of agriculture) p. 29 (Alphonso Michael (Mike) Espy; b. Nov. 30, 1953)
African American National Biography, accessed January 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Espy, Michael Alphonso; secretary of agriculture, US representative, lawyer; born 30 November 1953 in Yazoo, Mississippi, United States; BA in Law from Howard University in Washington, DC (1975); JD from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in Santa Clara, California; taught at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Stanford Law School; was assistant secretary of state and chief of Mississippi Legal Services (1978-1980) and assistant state attorney general in Mississippi (1984); was elected to US Congress, becoming the first African American congressperson from Mississippi since Reconstruction (1986); was appointed secretary of agriculture in the cabinet of President Bill Clinton (1994); drafted bill to provide federal government grants and mandates to help improve the economic situation in the Mississippi Delta, which was signed into law by President Ronald Regan and was coined as the Lower Mississippi Delta Development Act (1994))