Clarence Benjamin Jones

Clarence B. Jones (born January 8, 1931) is the former personal counsel, advisor, draft speech writer and close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is a Scholar in Residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute at Stanford University. He is the author of What Would Martin Say? (HarperCollins, 2008) and "Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation" (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011) In 1962, Martin Luther King wrote a letter recommending his lawyer and advisor, Clarence B. Jones, to the New York State Bar, stating: “Ever since I have known Mr. Jones, I have always seen him as a man of sound judgment, deep insights, and great dedication. I am also convinced that he is a man of great integrity”. Jones was born 8 January 1931 to parents who were domestic workers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was raised in a foster home and a boarding school in New England. He attended Columbia University beginning in 1949, but his college education was interrupted by military service.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 8th, 1931
Place of birth
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Education

1. Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York Colleges/University

Columbia College is the oldest undergraduate college at Columbia University, situated on the university's main campus in Morningside Heights in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It was founded in 1754 by the Church of England as King's College, receiving a Royal Charter from King George II of Great Britain. Columbia College is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. The college is highly selective in its admissions. For the class of 2015, the college accepted 6.4% of its applicants, the second lowest acceptance rate in the Ivy League and in the country, behind Harvard.

Endowment
2012. 8.2 bil. $
2009. 5.7 bil. $
Institution colors
Headquarters
1130 Amsterdam Avenue, 10027 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2013. 4,593
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2012. 8.68 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2011. 43.1 K $
Official web page www.college.columbia.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York connected by profession and/or age

b. 1926., Journalist
b. 1931., TV producer
b. 1933., Politician
b. 1927., Politician
b. 1927., Writer
b. 1934., Historian
b. 1931., Organization leader
b. 1927., Award Winner

2. Boston University School of Law Private university

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is the law school affiliated with Boston University. It is the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts and one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender. It is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools and a charter member of the American Bar Association.

Type Private university
Founded
1872
Headquarters
765 Commonwealth Avenue, 02215 - Boston, Massachusetts
Postgraduates
2010. 822
Official web page www.bu.edu
Wikipedia article
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Boston University School of Law connected by profession and/or age

b. 1936., Politician
b. 1928., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1926., Politician
b. 1933., Writer
b. 1933., Politician
b. 1926., Lawyer
b. 1941., Lawyer
b. 1950., Politician

3. Columbia University Colleges/University

Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City, New York, United States. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today the university operates seven Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Santiago and Nairobi.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2012. 8.2 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1754
Headquarters
116th Street and Broadway, 10027 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2013. 8,365
2012. 7,814
2010. 7,950
2009. 7,693
Postgraduates
2013. 18,568
2012. 18,657
2010. 17,258
2005. 19,672
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2013. 6.89 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 7.42 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2012. 47.2 K $
2011. 45.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page www.columbia.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Columbia University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1935., Politician
b. 1933., Poet
b. 1935., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1929., Visual Artist
b. 1931., Academic
b. 1928., Physicist
b. 1926., Economist
b. 1928., Artist

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