Gibson, Truman K. (Truman Kella), 1912-2005

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1912-01-22
Death 2005-12-23

Biographical notes:

Biographical Note

  • 1912, Jan. 22: Born, Atlanta, Ga.
  • 1932: B.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1935: J.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1935 - 1940 : Law practice, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1939: Married Isabelle Carson
  • 1940: Executive director, American Negro Exposition, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1940 - 1943 : Assistant to the civilian aide to the secretary of war regarding Negro affairs
  • 1943: Acting civilian aide to the secretary of war regarding Negro affairs
  • 1943 - 1945 : Civilian aid to the secretary of war regarding Negro affairs
  • 1945: Awarded Legion of Merit
  • 1946: Consultant to the secretary of war Member, President's Advisory Committee on Universal Military Training Member, President's Committee on Morals, Character Development and Religion in the Armed Services Reentered private legal practice, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1949 - 1959 : Secretary and later president (1958), International Boxing Club
  • 1956: Appointed to the advisory board of the National Citizens for Eisenhower
  • 2005, Dec. 23: Died, Chicago, Ill.

From the guide to the Truman K. Gibson Papers, circa 1900-1994, (bulk 1940-1956), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Boxing
  • African Americans--Military service
  • Racism
  • African Americans--Segregation
  • African Americans--Social life and customs
  • World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
  • World War, 1939-1945--Washington (D.C.)
  • African Americans--Illinois--Chicago--Social life and customs

Occupations:

  • Lawyers
  • Authors
  • Executives
  • Sports promoters

Places:

  • United States, 00, US
  • Atlanta, GA, US
  • Chicago, IL, US