Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Black Church News: Former pastor and politician William H. Gray III, dead at 71


One of the greatest politicians in American history has died.  Many of you SCR readers remember William H. Gray III, don't you?  He was not just a congressman, but Williams Gray was also a pastor of the Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia.  

According to Philly.com, at the time of his death, Mr. Gray was chairman emeritus of Gray Global Advisors, a business and government consultancy based in Washington. Before founding the firm, he was president and chief executive of the United Negro College Fund, for which he raised more than $2.3 billion for minority institutions. 

May William Gray III rest in peace.

William H. Gray III, pillar in Congress and city, dead at 71 
This story was updated at noon Tuesday Former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III, a giant in Philadelphia politics who mentored a generation of African American leaders, died Monday in London, according to his office in Washington, D.C. He was 71.

No cause of death was immediately available.

A family spokesman, Bill Epstein, said Mr. Gray was...Read full article, here.



Source and Photo: Philly.com

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