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Major Owens' Biography
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Major R. Owens
Wife: Maria Cuprill; 5 Children: Christopher, Geoffrey, Millard, Carlos, Cecilia J
MS, Atlanta University, 1957
BA, Math, Morehouse College, 1956
Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1982-2007
Senator, New York State Senate, 1974-1982
Board, Brownsville Community Council, 1965-1967
Experience, Congressional Black Caucus
Experience, Congressional Black Caucus Higher Education Brain Trust
Associate Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Co-Chair for Caucus Programs, Congressional Progressive Caucus
Experience, Congressional Urban Caucus
Government Operations, 1983-1994
College Lecturer, 1974-1982
New York City Commissioner, New York Community Development Agency, 1968-1973
Executive Director, Community Action of Brownsville, 1966-1968
Professional Librarian/Branch Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library, 1958-1966
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Morehouse College Alumni Association, 2000-present
Member, SECME Incorporated, 2000-present
Member, Brooklyn National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1987-present
Member, American Library Association, 1986-present
Board, Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission, 1983-present
Coalition for Community Empowerment, 1982-present
Experience, Americans for Democratic Action
Founder, National Commission for African American Education, 1991-2002
Board, Bedford Stuvesant Youth in Action, 1965-1967
Chariman, Brooklyn Congress of Racial Equality, 1964-1966
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