Death of Rev. William H. Gray III

August 20, 1941 - July 1, 2013
Pennsylvania | Age 71

Former US Rep. and longtime Philly pastor dies
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PHILADELPHIA (AP)-- Former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III, who rose to influential positions in Congress and was the first black to become majority whip, died Monday at 71.

Gray passed away suddenly Monday while in London with one of his sons to attend the Wimbledon tennis championships, said William Epstein, a former aide to Gray.

Born in Baton Rouge, La., Gray graduated from Franklin & Marshall College and Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, N.J., before...

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