James E. Cheek

Teacher, Military Person

1932 – 2010

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Who was James E. Cheek?

James Edward Cheek, president emeritus of Howard University, was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Despite suffering from severe cataracts, Cheek was an honor student at Washington Street Grammar School. He graduated from Immanuel Lutheran College with a secondary diploma in 1950 and served as a member of the United States Air Force in Korea in 1951, eventually earning a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and history from Shaw University. In 1955, Cheek received a Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester University in 1958 and a PhD from Drew University in 1962. During this period, Cheek was honored with a Colgate Rochester Fellowship, a Rockefeller Doctoral Fellowship and a Lily Foundation Fellowship. He was member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

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Born
Dec 4, 1932
Roanoke Rapids
Also known as
  • James Cheek
  • James Edward Cheek
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Shaw University
  • Drew University
Died
Jan 8, 2010
Greensboro

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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