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Walter WASHINGTON, American government official. Advisory Board United States Confederation of Mayors, Insurance Panel National Advisory Commission, on Civil Disorders.


Washington, Walter Edward was born on April 15, 1915 in Dawson, Georgia, United States. Son of William L. and Willie Mae (Thornton) Washington.


AB, Howard University, 1938. Juris Doctor, Howard University, 1948. Postgraduate, American University, 1939—1943.

Doctor of Laws, Fisk University, Georgetown University, 1968. Doctor of Laws, Catholic University, Boston University, 1969. Doctor of Laws, George Washington University, Princeton, 1970.

Doctor of Laws, Lincoln University, 1984. Doctor of Humane Letters, Bishop College, 1970. Juris Doctor, Washington College, Maryland, 1972.

Juris Doctor, Indiana Central College, 1972. Juris Doctor, Boston College, 1972. Juris Doctor, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1973.

Juris Doctor, Howard University, 1974. Juris Doctor, Trinity College, 1974. Juris Doctor, Colgate University, 1976.


With, National Capital Housing Authority, Washington, 1941-1966;executive director, National Capital Housing Authority, 1961-1966;chairman, New York City Housing Authority, 1966-1967;appointed mayor commissioner, Washington, 1967-1975;elected mayor, 1975-1979;partner firm, Burns, Jackson, Summit, Rovins & Washington, since 1979. Director Woodward & Lothrop, Inc., National Permanent Federal Savings & Loan Association, District-Realty Title Insurance Corporation Member of advisory board United States Conference of Mayors. Vice chairman human resources committee National League of Cities.


  • Bar: District of Columbia 1948, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1952.


Member advisory board United States Conference Mayors. Vice chairman human resources committee National League of Cities. Member insurance panel National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders.

Vice president United Community Funds and Councils American. Trustee John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Federal City Council. Board directors Washington Council Churches, Washington area Boy Scouts American, United Planning Organization, Big Brothers American.

Member of American Bar Association, Washington Urban League (director), National Lawyers Club (Washington), International Club (board governors), Cosmos Club, Federal City Club, Masons (32 degree), Order of Coif.


Married Bennetta Bullock (deceased 1991). 1 child Bennetta Jules Rosette. Married Mary Burke, 1994.

William L. Washington

Willie Mae (Thornton) Washington

Bennetta Bullock

Mary Burke

Bennetta Jules Rosette Washington