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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Herman Cromwell Gilbert  

Pen Name: None


Born: February 23, 1923 in Mariana, AR

-- Herman Cromwell Gilbert on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Gilbert lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

United Packinghouse Workers of America, Chicago, IL, program coordinator, 1955-57; Illinois Department of Labor, Bureau of Employment Security, Chicago, manager of automated systems section, 1957-70, assistant employment security administrator, 1970-81; administrative assistant and chief of staff to Congressman Gus Savage, 1981-82. Executive vice-president, Path Press, Chicago, 1968--; publicity director, Chicago League of Negro Voters and Protest at the Polls. Member of joint Federal-State Committee on Automated Systems, Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies. Member of International Black Writers Conference, 1992. Military service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 1943-46; attended Armed Forces Institute, 1944-45; became staff sergeant; received unit citation, 1944, and good conduct medal, 1945.


Congressional Commendation from U.S. Representative William L. Clay (Missouri), and Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Representative Mickey Leland (Texas), both 1984; Alice Browning Award for excellence in the literary arts, International Black Writers Conference, 1992.

Selected Titles At Your Library

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ISBN: 0910671001. OCLC Number: 9197440

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