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Walter E. Fauntroy

Personal data
Date of birthFebruary 06, 1933(age 83)
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseDorothy Simms (1957-present)
ProfessionPastor, activist, politician
ReligionBaptist
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington, D.C.'s At-large district
In officeJanuary 3, 1971 - January 3, 1991
Succeeded byEleanor Holmes Norton
Preceded byNorton Chipman (served 1871 to 1875)

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Walter Edward Fauntroy (born February 6, 1933) is the pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and a civil rights activist. He is also a former member of the United States Congress and was a candidate for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination, as well as a human rights activist. His stated life work is to advocate public policy that "declares Good News to the poor, that binds up the broken hearted and sets at liberty them that are bound" in the United States and around the world.


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