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Catherine Jeanette Lenix-Hooker

Catherine Jeanette Lenix-Hooker, American library administrator. Recipient Community Service award, New York Club National Association, Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, 1985.


  • Lenix-Hooker, Catherine Jeanette was born on May 10, 1947 in Camden, South Carolina, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Howard University, 1968. Master of Library Science, University Maryland, 1970. Student, City College of New York, 1988.


    • Chief black studies division Martin Luther King Junior Public Library., Washington, 1970—1977, temporary chief library, 1977. Consultant Corporation Public Broadcasting, 1975, Birmingham Museum Project, Alabama, 1986. Director public services Anaheim Public Library., California, 1977—1981.

      Freelance writer Crippled Children's Society, Los Angeles, 1979—1981. Assistant chief Schomburg Center Research Black Culture, New York Public Library., 1981—1990, interim administrator, 1983—1984. Deputy director P.L. Schomburg Center Research Black Culture, 1984—1990.


    As responsible citizens Christians should pray for elected officials, submit to just laws, pay taxes, and serve in various capacities, such as on juries, in the military, in public office, and by voting for their representative leadership.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The scriptures are the final authority for all faith and practice.

    Denomination: Baptist


    To develop a close relationship with God could be done through many avenues, namely, reading the Bible, praying, praising, worshiping, and telling others of the Gospel.


    Founding member International Harlem Renaissance Committee, New York City, 1982, Newark Jazz Festival, Inc., 1991—1997. Member executive board Harlem Hospital Community Board, since 1982, chairperson board, since 1985. Board directors North General Home Attendant Corporation, 1982—1984, Habitat Humanity, Newark, since 2000.

    Chairman St. Mark's Roman Catholic School Parent Advisory Board, since 1987. Executive director Krueger-Scott Mansion Cultural Center, Newark, 1990—1999. Member Newark Landmark and Preservation Committee, since 1991, Victorian School American Class, 1999.

    Director marketing and development Newark Symphony Hall, since 2000. President The Lenix Group, since 2002. Member of American Library Association (executive board black caucus), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Howard University Southern California Alumni Association (scholarship chairman 1980-1981).


    • Daughter of Frank and Annie Louise (Blyther) Lenix. Divorced; 1 child Frank R. Junior.
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    Born May 10, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1968
      Howard University
    • 1970
      University Maryland
    • 1988
      City College of New York
    • 1970 - 1977
      Chief black studies division Martin Luther King Junior Public Library
      Washington, United States
    • 1975
      consultant, Corporation Public Broadcasting
    • 1977 - 1981
      director, public services Anaheim Public Library
      California, United States
    • 1977
      Chief black studies division Martin Luther King Junior Public Library
    • 1979 - 1981
      freelance writer, Crippled Children's Society
    • 1981 - 1990
      assistant, chief Schomburg Center Research Black Culture
    • 1984 - 1990
      deputy director, P.L. Schomburg Center Research Black Culture
    • 1986
      consultant, Corporation Public Broadcasting
      Alabama, United States
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