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Congressman John Lewis: The Torch, The Symbol Of Our Contribution As A People Is Passed Onto You

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Louis Stokes was an attorney and politician from Cleveland, Ohio. He served 15 terms in the United States House of Representatives – representing the east side of Cleveland – and was the first black congressman elected in the state of Ohio. He was one of the Cold War-era chairmen of the House Intelligence Committee, headed the Congressional Black Caucus, and was the first black on the House Appropriations Committee. He passed away last year, August 15, 2015, at the age of 90. Happy birthday!

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