Charlene Drew Jarvis

Politician, Person

1941 –

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Who is Charlene Drew Jarvis?

Charlene Drew Jarvis is an American educator and former scientific researcher and politician who served as the president of Southeastern University until March 31, 2009. Jarvis is the daughter of the blood plasma and blood transfusion pioneer Charles Drew.

Jarvis earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in 1962, a Master of Science degree in psychology from Howard University in 1964, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in neuropsychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1971.

Ward 4's representative to the Council of the District of Columbia, Arrington Dixon, won the election for chairman of the council in November 1978, leaving the Ward 4 seat vacant. Jarvis won the special election to fill the seat on May 1, 1979. She was then reelected to the council in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996. Jarvis sought reelection again in 2000, but she was defeated in the Democratic primary by Adrian Fenty.

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Born
Jul 31, 1941
Washington, D.C.
Also known as
  • Charlene Rosella Drew
Parents
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Howard University
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Oberlin College
Lived in
  • Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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