First African-American Secretary, Clifford Alexander Jr, dies at aged 88

First African-American Secretary, Clifford Alexander Jr, dies at aged 88

Clifford Alexander Jr. was a notable advisor to Democratic presidents, the first Black secretary of the U.S. Army, and a New York City-born American lawyer, businessperson, and public servant.

Cause of Death for Civil Rights Leader Clifford Alexander Jr.

Elizabeth Alexander, His daughter, claimed that he passed away from heart failure. On July 3, 2022, in New York City, he passed away at the age of 88.

He had always believed in the ideals of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his Great Society, especially the notion that the government could make significant progress in reducing racial and economic injustice.

Clifford Alexander Jr Age, Family, and Early Life

Clifford Alexander Jr. was born in Harlem On September 21, 1933, His mother Edith was involved in local politics and his father was a Jamaican immigrant. She served as a civil rights advisor to numerous mayors.

clifford alexander jr family

His mother was the first Black female elector to a Democratic National Convention, and his father ran the Riverton Houses.

Clifford Alexander Jr Career, What was his Profession?

From 1959 to 1961, alexander worked as an associate district attorney for New York County. The Manhattanville Hamilton Grange Neighborhood Conservation Project appointed him an executive director. The executive director and program director positions at Harlem Youth Opportunities followed. He worked as a lawyer in New York City as well.

Alexander was sent to Washington to work for the National Security Council as a foreign affairs officer. Then, from 1964 to 1967, he worked for the White House staff as associate special counsel, deputy special counsel, and deputy special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson. From 1967 to 1969, Alexander served as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s chairman.

He led the American delegation while serving as the President’s special representative. Alexander served as Secretary of the Army under the Carter Administration, serving from February 14, 1977, to January 20, 1981. He was the first African American appointed to this Cabinet position.

Which school and college did he go to?

He attained a private school named Fieldstone and later he studied Government at Harvard University and graduated in 1955 and later received his law degree from yale university in 1958.

Clifford Alexander Jr Net Worth, How much does he earn?

At the time of writing, it is impossible to assess his net worth no information about his earnings has been made public.

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Clifford Alexander Jr Wife, What about his relationship?

He was a married man and he was married to Adele Logan in 1959. They both have a daughter named Elizabeth Alexander who is an American poet, essayist, playwright, and the president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 2018, and a son named mark who is the dean of the Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University.

Was he available on any social media platforms?

We do not have precise information about his social media status. When we receive more detailed information surrounding his social media handles, we will update this section.

Physical Appearance of Clifford Alexander Jr’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourSalt and pepper
Eye ColourHazel
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Clifford Alexander Jr’s should be known

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Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current SpouseAdele Logan