Currently alive, at 74 years of age.
1942 – Born on the 1st of January in Detroit, Michigan.
1965 – Archer earned his B.S. in Education from Western Michigan University and taught learning disabled children in Detroit Public Schools.
1970 – He earned his Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law.
1985 – Archer served as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.
1993 – Race to succeed Young, Archer did not win a majority of the black vote.
1994 – Served as mayor of Detroit.
2001 – Archer refused to run for re-election.
2004 – In October, he was appointed as legal guardian for civil rights activist Rosa Parks.
– He was appointed to the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees by Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm to serve an eight year term ending on the 31st of December.