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Stokes, Louis locked

1925Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio from 1969 to 1999; Stokes's 1968 election made him the first black member of Congress from Ohio.

Stokes, Louis locked

1925Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio from 1969 to 1999; Stokes's 1968 election made him the first black member of Congress from Ohio.

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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