Weaver, Robert C.
▪ United States government officialin full Robert Clifton Weaverborn December 29, 1907, Washington, D.C., U.S.died July 17, 1997, New York, New Yorknoted economist who was the first African American to serve in the U.S. cabinet.Weaver, the great-grandson of a slave, was educated (B.S., 1929; M.A., 1931; and Ph.D., 1934) at Harvard University. He held several positions in various agencies of the U.S. government for the next 10 years, starting as the first African American adviser on racial problems in the Department of the Interior. After World War II he served for a time in Chicago as executive director of the Mayor's Committee on Race Relations, taught briefly at several universities, and wrote Negro Labor, a National Problem (1946) and The Negro Ghetto (1948). From 1949 to 1955 he directed the fellowship program of the John Hay Whitney Foundation, after which he became rent commissioner in New York state and, as such, a member of the governor's cabinet. He was active in the civil rights movement and served for a year as national chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In 1960 President John F. Kennedy appointed Weaver to head the federal Housing and Home Finance Agency. In 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson named him head of the new Department of Housing and Urban Development.Weaver left the government in 1969 to become president of Bernard Baruch College of the City University of New York and from 1970 to 1978 was professor of urban affairs at Hunter College. His other publications include The Urban Complex (1964) and Dilemmas of Urban America (1965).
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