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Woodrow Stanley, American state legislator.


Stanley, Woodrow was born on June 12, 1950 in Schlater, Mississippi, United States. Son of Sam and Bessie Stanley.


Associate of Arts, Mott Community College, 1971. Bachelor in Political Science, University Michigan, 1974. Postgraduate, University Michigan, since 1986.


Counselor Urban League St. Academy, Flint, Michigan, 1974-1977. Coordinator Opportunities Industrialization Center, 1977-1990. Services director Human Investment Corporation, 1990-1991.

Mayor City of Flint, 1991. Member District 34 Michigan House of Representatives. Member City Council, Flint, 1983-1991.

Speaker numerous civic, ethnic, urban, educational, business organizations, since 1974.


Chairman Economic Development Corporation, since 1991, board directors 1983-1991. Former chair Citizens Advisory Committee Ombudsman' General’ s Office City of Flint. Volunteer United Negro College Fund Annual Telethon.

Member National Council Negro Women, Flint chapter, Priorities '90 Committee, Cancer is Colorblind Committee American Cancer Society, Flint Black Leadership Dialogue, Doyle Ryder Elementary School Parent Advisory Council, Longfellow Middle School Parent Advisory Council, Citizens Advisory Council New Paths, Inc., Citizens Adv Committee Criminal Justice Program Mott Community College, advisory committee Coalition for Positive Youth Development, Saginaw Valley Consistory #71, 32 degrees, Eureka Lodge Public Housing Administration, advisory committee Edgar B. Holt Scholarship University Michigan, Flint, steering committee African Relief Fund Coalition Greater Flint, Citizens Advisory Committee African Afro American History Program, University Michigan Flint, since 1983, Flint Human Relations Commission, 1973-1976. Former member REACH Program, Citizens Advisory Committee Mott Community College, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Credit Union. Board directors Foss Ave Christian School, Young Men’s Christian Association, 1976-1977.

Chairman board trustees Valley Area Agency on Aging, 1982-1991. President board trustees McCree Theatre, 1975-1990. Convener Tri-County Council Mayors, since 1992.

Board directors National Black Caucus Local Elected Officials. Member National League of Cities (board directors since 1992, advisory council), Michigan Municipal League (board directors), Michigan Association Mayors (board directors since 1992), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, University Michigan Alumni Society, Association Black Social Workers (Flint chapter), National Forum Black Public Administrators.


Married Reta James, July 19, 1974. Children: Heather, Jasmine.