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REYNOLDS, Mel, a Representative from Illinois; born in Mound Bayou, Boliver County,
Miss., January 8, 1952; A.A., Chicago City College, 1972; B.A., University of
Illinois, 1974; LL.B., Oxford University, 1979; M.P.A., Harvard University,
1986; assistant professor of political science, Roosevelt University; founder
and former president, American Scholars Against World Hunger; executive
director, Community Economic Development Education Foundation; unsuccessful
candidate for the Democratic nomination to the One Hundred First Congress in
1988 and to the One Hundred Second Congress in 1990; elected as a Democrat to
the One Hundred Third and to the succeeding Congress and served until his
resignation on October 1, 1995 (January 3, 1993-October 1, 1995); unsuccessful
candidate for the Democratic nomination to the One Hundred Ninth Congress in
2004; unsuccessful candidate in a special primary election for the Democratic
nomination to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2013.
BibliographyMel Reynolds in
Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the
direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History
& Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government
Printing Office, 2008.