Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

Democrat  •  5th District, Missouri  •  6th Term  •  Sworn In 2005
Current Term 2015 - 2017 View All

Born in Waxahachie, Texas on October 26, 1944, Cleaver grew up in public housing in Wichita Falls, Texas. After his graduation from Prairie View A&M University, Cleaver moved to Kansas City, Missouri. He founded a branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Kansas City and received a Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul School of Theology. Cleaver was ordained as a minister the United Methodist church and served a city councilman in Kansas City from 1979 to 1991, and was the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri for two terms, from 1991 until 1999. He was the first African American mayor in that city's history.


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