Eva M. Clayton
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Eva M. Clayton

Democrat

American politician

Littleton, North Carolina
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Eva M. Clayton

American politician
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Experience
87
Years of Age
22
Years of Experience
NCResidence (state)

Eva McPherson Clayton (born September 16, 1934) is an American politician from North Carolina. On taking her seat in the United States House of Representatives following a special election in 1992, Clayton became the first African American to represent North Carolina in the House since George Henry White was elected to his second and last term in 1898. She was re-elected and served for five terms. In 2003, Clayton was appointed Assistant Director-General of the United Nations's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), based in Rome.

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Experience

Education

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North Carolina Central University
MS Biology and General Science
1962
Johnson C. Smith University
BS Biology
1955

Past Positions

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Representative
United States House of Representatives
1992 - 2002
Warren County Board of Commissioners
1982-1992, Chair
1982 - 1990
North Carolina Assistant Secretary of Natural Resources
1977 - 1981
Sought Democratic Nomination for United States House
1968
Experience
County Commissioners
Technical Resources
Ltd., Founder/President
1981 - 1992
Director
North Carolina Health Manpower Development Programs, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Executive Director
Soul City Foundation

Other Experience

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Experience
Association of County Officials
Experience
Fair Housing Commission
Experience
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Experience
Housing Assistance Council
Experience
North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
Experience
Judicial Compensation Commission
Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund
Co-chair
Congressional Rural Caucus
Experience
Congressional Women's Caucus
Experience
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Experience
Congressional Black Caucus
Experience
Congressional Biotechnology Caucus
Ranking Minority Member
Agriculture Procurement Exports and Business Opportunites