Robert C. Weaver

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Robert C. Weaver
1st United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office
January 18, 1966 – December 18, 1968
PresidentLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byHimself (HHFA Administrator)
Succeeded byRobert Coldwell Wood
Administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency
In office
February 11, 1961 – January 18, 1966
PresidentJohn F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byJack Conway (acting)
Succeeded byHimself (HUD Secretary)
Chair of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
In office
Preceded byChanning Heggie Tobias
Succeeded byStephen Gill Spottswood
Personal details
Robert Clifton Weaver

(1907-12-29)December 29, 1907
Washington, D.C., US
DiedJuly 17, 1997(1997-07-17) (aged 89)
New York City, US
Political partyDemocratic
Ella Haith
(m. 1935; died 1991)
EducationHarvard University (BS, MA, PhD)

Robert Clifton Weaver (December 29, 1907 – July 17, 1997) was an American economist, academic, and politician. He was the first United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1966 to 1968. He was also the first African American appointed to a cabinet position. He was nominated to the position by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Weaver died on July 17, 1997 in New York City at the age of 89.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Barron, James (1997-07-19). "Robert C. Weaver, 89, First Black Cabinet Member, Dies (Published 1997)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-02-02.

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