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Emanuel Cleaver
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 5th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2005
Preceded by Karen McCarthy
51st Mayor of Kansas City
In office
1991–1999
Preceded by Richard Berkley
Succeeded by Kay Barnes
Personal details
Born
Emanuel Cleaver II

October 26, 1944 (1944-10-26) (age 76)
Waxahachie, Texas, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Dianne Cleaver
Education Prairie View A&M University (BS)
Saint Paul School of Theology (MDiv)

Emanuel Cleaver II (born October 26, 1944) is an American politician. He is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Cleaver currently represents MO's 5th congressional district, where he has served since 2005. The district is mostly part of Kansas City.

Cleaver is a member of the Democratic Party, and in January 2010, he became chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, a position he held until 2019.

Cleaver was on the Kansas City Council from 1979 to 1991, until he was elected Mayor, from 1991 to 1999. In 2004, Cleaver was elected to represent Missouri's 5th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Cleaver was the pastor at the St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri from March 1972 until June 28, 2009.

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