Gibson, Truman K. (Truman Kella), 1912-2005Alternative names
1912, Jan. 22:
Born, Atlanta, Ga.
B.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
J.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
1935- 1940: Law practice, Chicago, Ill.
Married Isabelle Carson
Executive director, American Negro Exposition, Chicago, Ill.
1940- 1943: Assistant to the civilian aide to the secretary of war regarding Negro affairs
Acting civilian aide to the secretary of war regarding Negro affairs
1943- 1945: Civilian aid to the secretary of war regarding Negro affairs
Awarded Legion of Merit
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
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)
- African Americans--Military service
- 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
- Sports promoters
- United States, 00, US
- Atlanta, GA, US
- Chicago, IL, US