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Stepp, Marcellus "Marc"

(born: 1923) 

Marcellus Stepp was born in Versailles, KY, 1/31/1923, in Versailles, Kentucky; his family moved to Evansville, IN when he was eleven years old, according to the Walter P. Reuther Library. He is an Army Air Corps veteran and holds an accounting degree from the University of Detroit.

Stepp was employed at the Chrysler Highland Park plant for 19 years and served as vice president of Local 490 to the Chrysler-UAW National Negotiating Committee. He was appointed International Representative with Region 1B in 1967 and elected International Vice President in 1974.

Stepp also served as executive director of the Institute for Urban & Community Affairs at the University of Detroit. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Detroit Common Council in 1965.

For more see African American Biographies: profiles of 558 current men and women, by W. L. Hawkins; Marc Stepp Collection Papers, 1940-2000, at Wayne State University Reuther Library; Who's Who Among African Americans, 1977-2006; and his obituary in the Detroit News, 6/7/2016.

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