(1916–73), black lawyer; trial attorney, associate fair practice examiner, FEPC (Aug. 1943–Sept. 1945); attorney, OPA (1945–46); assignments included preparation for hearings in Southwest on Latin American discrimination cases, during which his cautiously legalistic, individual-complaint-focused approach was criticized by Castañeda, other FEPC staff members; legal research assistant, NAACP national office (1940-42); administrative assistant, NAACP D.C. bureau (May–Sept.1942); professor, Howard University School of Law (1942–43); attorney, D.C.; member, NAACP National Legal Committee; consultant, NAACP D.C. bureau; chair, D.C. branch, NAACP Legal Redress Committee; assisted in many civil rights cases; White House staff, Kennedy administration. Born in Montreal. BA, MA, Howard University. During his work with the NAACP, he assisted in many civil rights and loyalty investigation cases. In 1960, he became the first African American to serve on the DNC.