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FLAKE, Floyd Harold, a Representative from New York; born in Los Angeles, Calif., January
30, 1945; attended public schools in Houston, Tex.; B.A., Wilberforce
University, Wilberforce, Ohio, 1970; attended Northeastern University, Boston,
Mass., 1974-1976, and St. Johns University, Jamaica, N.Y., 1980-1984; M. Div.,
United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, 1995; pastor of Allen A.M.E. Church,
Jamaica, N.Y., 1976-1986; unsuccessful candidate in 1986 for the vacancy in the
Ninety-ninth Congress caused by the death of Joseph P. Addabbo; elected as a
Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served
from January 3, 1987, until his resignation November 17, 1997, to return full
time to his duties as pastor of Allen A.M.E. Church.
BibliographyFloyd Harold Flake 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.