Louis Stokes


Louis Stokes is a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served in the United States House of Representatives.

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1925 Birth Born on February 23, 1925.


1943 18 Years Old Born in Cleveland, Stokes and his brother Carl B. Stokes lived in one of the first federally funded housing projects, the Outhwaite Homes. Louis attended Central High School. Stokes served in the U.S. Army from 1943-46. … Read More


1953 28 Years Old Stokes began practicing law in Cleveland in 1953.


1968 43 Years Old 1 More Event
He argued the "stop and frisk" case of Terry v. Ohio before the United States Supreme Court in 1968.


1979 54 Years Old As Chairman of the House Ethics Committee, Stokes oversaw the committee's investigation of a corruption scandal known as ABSCAM in 1979–80, which eventually led to convictions of one senator and six House members. … Read More


1992 67 Years Old In 1992, Stokes ran for president as an Ohio favorite son, winning the delegates from his home district in Ohio, and then, in a minor Democratic convention drama, refused to release the delegate's votes until the Clinton campaign formally asked for them. … Read More
2012 87 Years Old Stokes retired in 2012 as Senior Counsel in the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, with offices in Cleveland and Washington.
2015 90 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 20, 2015, it was reported that Stokes had both brain cancer and lung cancer.
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