Bobby Rush facts for kids
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 1st district
January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||Charles Hayes|
|Chicago City Alderman
for the 2nd Ward
|Preceded by||William Barnett|
|Succeeded by||Madeline Haithcock|
Bobby Lee Rush
November 23, 1946
Albany, Georgia, U.S.
(m. 1967; div. 1974)
(m. 1981; died 2017)
|Residence||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Roosevelt University (B.G.S.)
University of Illinois at Chicago (M.A.)
McCormick Seminary (M.A.)
Illinois Institute of Technology (Ph.D.)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1963–1968|
Bobby Lee Rush (born November 23, 1946) is an American politician, civil rights leader and pastor. Rush is the U.S. Representative for IL's 1st congressional district. He was first elected in 1992 and took office in 1993. The district was located in the South Side of Chicago.
A civil rights activist during the 1960s, Rush became radicalized for a period and founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers.
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