REYNOLDS, Mel, a Representative from Illinois; born in Mound Bayou, Boliver County, Miss., January 8, 1952; A.A., Chicago City College, 1972; B.A., University of Illinois, 1974; LL.B., Oxford University, 1979; M.P.A., Harvard University, 1986; assistant professor of political science, Roosevelt University; founder and former president, American Scholars Against World Hunger; executive director, Community Economic Development Education Foundation; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1988 to the One Hundred First Congress and in 1990 to the One Hundred Second Congress; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and One Hundred Fourth Congresses, and served from January 3, 1993, until his resignation on October 1, 1995.
BibliographyâMel Reynoldsâ in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present