Louis Stokes

Louis Stokes ( born February 23, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio ) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 1969 to 1999 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 11th and 21st Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Louis Stokes was born in Cleveland. Together with his brother, who later became the U.S. Ambassador to Seychelles, Carl Stokes, he grew up in a subsidized housing project in Cleveland, the Outhwaite Homes on. From 1943 to 1946 he served in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University law. In 1953 he took in Cleveland on a profession. In 1968 he joined the proceedings Terry v. Ohio before the Supreme Court of the United States as an advocate on. Later that year he was elected to represent the 21st Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1993 he moved from 21st congressional district in the 11th, which he represented until 1999. He sat for 30 years in the House of Representatives.

During his time in the House of Representatives, he was chairman twice (German President) of the United States House Committee on Ethics. The United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, he was sitting also available. Stokes was also Chairman of the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations. The committee was formed after the attacks on John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King to the Enlightenment. He also sat on the committee that was formed to investigate the Iran - Contra affair.

With his wife, Jay Stokes is married since 1940. He has four children and seven grandchildren. He is still as a lawyer in Cleveland and Washington, DC active. According to him, some buildings and a railway station are named.