REYNOLDS, Mel, (1952 - )


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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.


Bibliography

”Mel 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.