William H. Gray III

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1941 – 2013

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Who was William H. Gray III?

Mr. Gray has been Chairman of the Amani Group (a consulting and advisory firm) since August 2004. Mr. Gray was President and Chief Executive Officer of The College Fund/UNCF (educational assistance) from 1991 until he retired in June 2004. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1991. During his tenure, he was Chairman of the House Budget Committee, a member of the Appropriations Committee, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and Majority Whip. He is an ordained Baptist Minister and he last pastored Bright Hope Baptist Church of Philadelphia from 1972 until 2007. Mr. Gray is also a director of J.P. Morgan Chase Co., Prudential Financial Inc., Visteon Corporation and Pfizer Inc.

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Born
Aug 20, 1941
Baton Rouge
Also known as
  • William H. Gray
  • William Gray III
Religion
  • Baptists
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Master of Arts, Drew Theological Seminary
    Divinity
    ( - 1966)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Franklin & Marshall College
    ( - 1963)
  • Master of Arts, Princeton Theological Seminary
    Divinity
    ( - 1970)
  • Simon Gratz High School
  • Drew University
Employment
  • President and CEO, United Negro College Fund
    (1991/09 - 2004/06)
  • Senior Adviser, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney
  • Montclair State University
    (1970 - 1972)
  • Saint Peter's College, New Jersey
    (1970 - 1974)
  • New Jersey City University
    (1968 - 1969)
  • Rutgers University
    (1971 - )
  • Bright Hope Baptist Church
    (1964 - )
Lived in
  • Philadelphia
  • Louisiana
Died
Jul 1, 2013
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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