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Coleman Alexander Young was American mayor. Recipient Jefferson award American Institute for Public Service, 1976.

Background

Young, Coleman Alexander was born on May 24, 1918 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. Son of Coleman and Ida Reese (Jones) Young.

Education

Degree (honorary), Eastern Michigan University. Degree (honorary), Wayne State University. Degree (honorary), University Detroit.

Degree (honorary), Stillman College. Degree (honorary), University Michigan.

Career

Delaware, Michigan Constitutional Convention, 1961-1962;member, Michigan Senate, 1964-1973;also Democratic floor leader, Michigan Senate, Detroitmayor, City of Detroit, 1974-1993. Delaware to Democratic National Convention, 1968, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92. Democratic national committeeman from Michigan.

Vice chairman National Democratic Party, 1977-1981. Chairman Democratic Convention Platform Committee, 1980. President United States Conference of Mayors, 1982-1983, Democratic Conference of Mayors, since 1986.

Also member technical advisory panel on administration of programs on aging. Member of national advising committee Whit House Conference on Aging, 1981. Member National Advisory Commision on Resource Conservation and Recovery.

Religion

Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith.

Politics

The belief in religious freedom and its corollary, the separation of the institutions of church and state, come from the commitment to the authority of the Bible.

Views

Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

Membership

Board of directors Ferndale Cooperative, Credit Union, Kirwood Hospital, Detroit, Detroit Renaissance, Detroit Economics Growth Corporation Served to Second lieutenant United States Army Air Force, World World War World War II. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Spingarn medal 1981), Booker T. Washington Business Men's Association, Trade Union Leadership Council, Association for Study Negro Life and History, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations Council (special representative).

Connections

father:
Coleman Young

mother:
Ida Reese (Jones) Young