Currently alive, at 89 years of age.
1926 – Born on the 29th of July in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
1944 – He joined the Army Air Corps in July.
1945 – Graduated infantry Officer Candidate School.
– Served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, rising the the rank of lieutenant general.
1960 – Graduated from Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics.
1966 – University of Maryland Master’s Degree in Economics.
– Graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the National War College.
1984-1985 – Served as the Director of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance in the United States Agency for International Development (US AID).
1985-1989 – Director of Federal Emergency Management Agency(1st black director).
1989-1994 – President of Prairie View A&M University.
1996-1998 – Became the Superintendent of the Washington, DC public school system.