Walter Fauntroy

American politician (born 1933)

Walter Edward Fauntroy (born February 6, 1933) is an American politician, civil rights activist and criminal. He is also a former delegate to the United States House of Representatives. He was a candidate for the 1972 and 1976 Democratic presidential nominations.[1][2]

Walter Fauntroy
Delegate to the
U.S. House of Representatives
from the District of Columbia's
at-large district
In office
March 23, 1971 – January 3, 1991
Preceded byConstituency reestablished
Succeeded byEleanor Holmes Norton
Personal details
Walter Edward Fauntroy

(1933-02-06) February 6, 1933 (age 91)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Dorothy Simms (m. 1957)
EducationVirginia Union University (BA)
Yale University (BDiv)

In 2012, Fauntroy disappeared and presumably fled the United States after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. In 2016, Fauntroy returned to the United States and was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport. He had been hiding in Ajman, the capital of the Emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates.[3]

References change

  1. Apple Jr, R. W. (December 8, 1971). "Black in Capital to Enter Primary; Fauntroy to Run May 2 as Favorite-Son Candidate". The New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
  2. "Our Campaigns - US President - D Primaries Race - Mar 07, 1972". Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  3. Shapira, Ian (June 27, 2016). "Civil rights leader Walter Fauntroy arrested at Dulles International Airport". Retrieved April 5, 2018 – via