Government & Politics

May 10, 2014

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver receives Truman Award for Public Service

The award, Independence’s highest honor bestowed on a civilian, was presented by Mayor Eileen Weir. In her speech, Weir praised Cleaver for his long career in public service. Before serving in Congress, Cleaver was a member of the Kansas City Council and became the city’s first African-American mayor in 1991. He was also senior pastor at St. James United Methodist Church for 37 years.

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