A brief history of the Stokes Brothers
February 23, 1925
Louis Stokes was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Louise and Charles Stokes.
June 21, 1927
Carl Burton Stokes is born to Louise and Charles Stokes.
Louis serves in the U.S. Army.
Carl drops out of high school.
Carl joins the army.
Louis attends Cleveland College of Western Reserve University.
After being discharged from the army, Carl earns his high school diploma.
Louis earns his J.D. from Cleveland Marshall Law School.
Carl earns his bachelor's degree from University of Minnesota.
Carl earns his J.D. from Cleveland Marshall Law School.
Carl is elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, where he serves three terms.
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Carl loses his first mayoral run in Cleveland, Ohio.
November 7, 1967
Carl is elected the 51st mayor of the City of Cleveland. He is the first black mayor of a major metropolitan city in the United States.
Louis argues the "stop and frisk case, Terry vs. Ohio.
Louis is elected as the Democrat Congressman to the 91st Congress and to the 14 succeeding Congresses.
Louis serves as chairman of the House Ethics Committee and oversees the investigation of the ABSCAM scandal.
Carl becomes the first black anchorman in New York City.
Carl returns to Cleveland as the general counsel for the United Auto Workers.
Carl serves as a municipal judge in Cleveland.
Carl dies at age 69.
Louis retires from Congress.
Louis dies at age 90.