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GRAY, William Herbert, III (1941-2013)

GRAY, WILLIAM HERBERT, III, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., August 20, 1941; attended the public schools; graduated from Simon Gratz High School, Philadelphia, Pa., 1959; B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., 1963; M.Div., Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N.J., 1966; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, 1970; minister; taught at St. Peter's College, Jersey City, N.J., 1970-1974, Jersey City State College, 1968-1969, Rutgers University, 1971, and Montclair (N.J.) State College, 1970-1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses, and served until his resignation September 11, 1991 (January 3, 1979-September 11, 1991); chairman, Committee on the Budget (Ninety-ninth and One Hundredth Congresses); majority whip (One Hundred First and One Hundred Second Congresses); president, United Negro College Fund; special adviser to the President and secretary of state for Haitian affairs, 1994; died on July 1, 2013, in London, England.

The New York Public Library
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
New York, NY
Papers: 1979-1991, 90 feet.
The congressional papers of William Herbert Gray III have not yet been processed.


Temple University Libraries
Special Collections
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Joseph A. Livingston Papers, 1942-1988, 60 cubic feet.
Correspondents include William H. Gray.

  • "William Herbert Gray III" in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.