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Patricia Roberts Harris
By: Jeremy B.
South Carolina, Grade 4



Mrs. Patricia Roberts Harris was chosen by President-elect Carter in 1976 to become Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She later had the
task of managing a budget larger in size only by the budgets of Russia and the United States. This included having the responsibility of the re-organization of HEW into seperate departments, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Education.
Mrs. Harris for the first Black black female to sit on their boards;The International Business Machines
Corporation (IBM), Chase Manhattan Bank, Scott Paper Company, Twentieth Century Fund, and Georgetown University. 1st Black Female to Chair National Political Party Committee,1st Black Female to serve in United Nations, 1st Black Female Ambassador ,1st Black Female Cabinet Member,First black, only woman and one of few Americans to serve in three cabinet level positions in the U.S. history,1st Female to serve as Dean of a Law School and 1st National Eecutive Director and Patricia Roberts Harris Commemorative Stamp - Year 2000





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