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Name:    McNeal, Theodore
Profession:  Politician
Category:  African-American Experience, Politics and Government
Born/Started:    1905
Description:    Theodore McNeal was active in union politics and was elected as an international vice-president of the union in 1950. He was also active in north St. Louis ward politics and was eventually elected as MissouriĀ“s first black senator in 1960. He served two terms and did not seek relelection in 1968. On January 25, 1973, Governor Christopher S. bond appointed him to head the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners. He was the first African-American to head the board.

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