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Powell, A. Clayton (Adam Clayton), 1865-1953


A representative from New York; cofounder of the National Negro Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-February 28, 1967); elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by his exclusion but did not appear to be sworn in; reelected to the succeeding Congress (April 11, 1967-January 3, 1971).--Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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