Robert C. Weaver is born

December 29

On December 29, 1907, Robert C. Weaver was born in Washington, D.C.

Robert C. Weaver was the first Secretary of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (1966). He was the first African American to be appointed to a U.S. presidential cabinet.

He died in 1997 at the age of 89.


Sources

Barron, J. (1997, July 19). Robert C. Weaver, 89, First Black Cabinet member, dies. The New York Times. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/19/nyregion/robert-c-weaver-89-first-black-cabinet-member-dies.html

National Archives and Records Administration. (n.d.). Finding place for the negro. National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2005/spring/weaver.html

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