Tuesday, December 25, 2007
MAHONEY, CHARLES H.
MAHONEY, CHARLES H. Born in Decatur, Michigan in 1886, Charles H. Mahoney was educated at Fisk University and, later, at the University of Michigan, where he was awarded a degree in law. A practicing attorney for thirty years, Mahoney is best known as the first black to occupy a permanent seat in the United States delegation to the United Nations. He died in 1966.