Louis Stokes Quotes

There have been 2000 Americans who have served in Congress. The people who serve in Congress are no better nor no worse than those in any other American institution.

Louis Stokes
Louis Stokes
  • Born: February 23, 1925
  • Died: August 18, 2015
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Louis Stokes was an American attorney and politician. He served 15 terms in the United States House of Representatives – representing the east side of Cleveland – and was the first African American congressman elected in the state of Ohio. He was one of the Cold War-era chairmen of the House Intelligence Committee, headed the Congressional Black Caucus, and was the first African American on the House Appropriations Committee.