U.S. Representative | BA Political Science, ’49
Ray Clevenger served as Roosevelt’s student council president with Harold Washington as his vice president. In 1963, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan’s 11th congressional district. Clevenger wrote that his role in Congress gave him “the opportunity to learn about and teach the democratic principles that I had been taught at Roosevelt University.”
Clevenger voted in favor of the Voting Rights Act of 1965; two decades later, the law was renewed with the support of Washington, his former VP.