MATERIAL: Printed
TYPE: Book
COMPONENTS: 733 pages; Thick 8vo; original flexible black morocco;
CONDITION: Front hinge cracked but cover not detached
ITEM ID: 2251

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Adam Clayton Powell Jr.’s copy of “Jefferson’s Manual”

DATE
Year: 1947
Decade: 1940s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.’s copy of the Jefferson’s Manual and Rules of the House of Representatives, with his name in gilt on the upper cover. From Washington, D.C, the U. S. Government Printing Office, 1947. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (1908-1972), the powerful politician and pastor that represented New York’s Harlem in the House of Representatives (1945-71) was the first person of African-American descent elected to Congress from New York. In 1961, after sixteen years in the House, he became chairman of the Education and Labor Committee. As Chairman, he supported the passage of important social legislation, but was removed from his seat by Democratic Representatives-elect of the 90th Congress following allegations of corruption. He fought the charges and won, but was eventually replaced by Charles Rangel in 1970.

ARTISTS
Name: U. S. Government Printing Office
Type: Publisher