Education Policy

African American Service on Congressional Education Committees

 

Term on Committee

Congress

Education Committee (Active 1883-1947)

 

 

Henry P. Cheatham

1889-1893

51st-52nd Congresses

John M. Langston

1890-1891

51st Congress

George W. Murray

1893-1897

53rd-54th Congresses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education and the Workforce Committee
(Active 1997-2007)

 

 

William L. Clay, Sr.

1997-2001

105th-106th  (Ranking Minority Member )

Chaka Fattah

1997-2001

105th-106th Congresses

Harold E. Ford, Jr.

1997-2003

105th-107th Congresses

Major R. Owens

1997-2007

105th-109th Congresses

Donald M. Payne

1997-2007

105th-109th Congresses

Robert C. “Bobby” Scott

1997-2003
2005-2007

105th-107th Congresses
109th Congress

Danny K. Davis

2003-2007

108th-109th Congresses

Denise L. Majette

2003-2005

108th Congress

 

 

 

Education and Education Opportunities Committee
(Active 1995-1997)

 

 

William L. Clay, Sr.

1995-1997

104th Congress (Ranking Minority Member)

Chaka Fattah

1995-1997

104th Congress

Harold E. Ford, Jr.

1995-1997

104th Congress

Major R. Owens

1995-1997

104th Congress

Donald M. Payne

1995-1997

104th Congress

Robert C. “Bobby” Scott

1995-1997

104th Congress

 

 

 

Education and Labor Committee
(Active 1867-1883; 1947-1995; 2007-Present)

 

 

Robert B. Elliot

1871-1875

42nd-43rd Congresses

James T. Rapier

1873-1875

43rd Congress

Charles E. Nash

1875-1877

44th Congress

John R. Lynch

1882-1883

47th Congress

Adam Clayton Powell

1947-1967 and 1969-1971

80th-89th Congresses (Committee Chair, 87th-89th Congress 1961-1966) and 91st Congress

Augustus F. Hawkins

1963-1991

88th-101st (Committee Chair, 98th-101st Congresses, 1984-1991)

William L. Clay, Sr.

1969-1995

91st-103rd Congresses

George W. Collins

1969-1971

91st Congress

Louis Stokes

1969-1971

91st Congress

Shirley A. Chisholm

1971-1977

92nd-94th Congresses

Harold E. Washington, Sr.

1981-1985

97th-98th Congresses

Charles A. Hayes

1983-1993

98th-102nd Congresses

Major R. Owens

1983-1995

98th-103rd Congresses

Mervyn M. Dymally

1985-1987

99th Congress

Alton R. Waldon

1985-1987

99th Congress

Craig A. Washington

1990-1993

101st-102nd Congresses

Kweisi Mfume

1989-1991

101st Congress

Donald M. Payne

1989-1995
2007-2012

101st-103rd Congresses
110th-112th Congresses

William J. Jefferson

1991-1993

103rd Congress

Robert C. “Bobby” Scott

1993-1995
2007-Present

103rd Congress
110th-Present Congresses

Yvette D. Clarke

2007-Present

110th-Present Congresses

Danny K. Davis

2007-2009

110th Congress

Marcia L. Fudge

2009-Present

111th-Present Congresses

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