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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Herman Cromwell Gilbert  

Pen Name: None


Born: February 23, 1923 in Mariana, AR


Illinois Connection

Gilbert lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

United Packinghouse Workers of America, Chicago, IL, program coordinator, 1955-57; Illinois Department of Labor, Bureau of Employment Security, Chicago, manager of automated systems section, 1957-70, assistant employment security administrator, 1970-81; administrative assistant and chief of staff to Congressman Gus Savage, 1981-82. Executive vice-president, Path Press, Chicago, 1968--; publicity director, Chicago League of Negro Voters and Protest at the Polls. Member of joint Federal-State Committee on Automated Systems, Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies. Member of International Black Writers Conference, 1992. Military service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 1943-46; attended Armed Forces Institute, 1944-45; became staff sergeant; received unit citation, 1944, and good conduct medal, 1945.

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Titles At Your Library


-- Congressional Commendation from U.S. Representative William L. Clay (Missouri), and Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Representative Mickey Leland (Texas), both 1984; Alice Browning Award for excellence in the literary arts, International Black Writers Conference, 1992.