Quotes by: Carl Stokes

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Carl Stokes
United States Ambassador to Seychelles
In office
7 September 1994 – 12 May 1995
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by F. Stephen Malott
Succeeded by Brent E. Blaschke
51st Mayor of Cleveland
In office
1968–1971
Preceded by Ralph S. Locher
Succeeded by Ralph J. Perk
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 44th district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 5, 1968
Preceded by Inaugural holder
Succeeded by Phillip DeLaine
Personal details
Born Carl Burton Stokes
(1927-06-21)June 21, 1927
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A
Died April 3, 1996(1996-04-03) (aged 68)
Cleveland, Ohio
Cause of death Cancer
Resting place Lake View Cemetery
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Shirley Edwards
Raija Kostadinov
Children Carl Stokes Jr.
Cordi Stokes
Cordell Stokes
Cynthia Stokes
Sasha Kostadinov (stepson)
Parents Charles Stokes
Louise Stone
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Cleveland State University
Occupation Politician, Lawyer
Awards World War II Victory Medal
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1945–1946
Rank Private
Battles/wars World War II

What has been happening the last four years in City Hall is that they have been closing recreation centers, closing libraries. We have not looked after our children in City Hall.
Carl Stokes
My style will be management by being on the street, management by walking around. Third persons won't have to tell me what's going on in our city. I'll hear it, I'll see it, I'll touch it myself.
Carl Stokes
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