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Blakey, William Arthur "Buddy"

(born: 1943  -  died: 2010) 

William A. Blakey, born in Louisville, KY, was a graduate of Knoxville College and Howard University School of Law. He was recognized for the development of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Act - Title 111B-HEA, passed during his tenure as Senior Legislative Assistant to Senator Paul Simon. Blakey also oversaw the HBCU Student Loan Default Exemption through Congress.

For more than 15 years Blakey served as the Washington counsel of the United Negro College Fund. In recognition of his advocacy for HBCUs, Blakey was inducted into the National Black College Hall of Fame in 2001. William A. Blakey and Associates, established in 2005, was located in Washington, D. C.

For more see "Washington attorney inducted into Black College Hall of Fame," Black Issues in Higher Education, vol.18, issue 22 (12/20/2001), p. 17; Who's Who Among African Americans, 1975-2006; William Arthur "Buddy" Blakey at the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Hall of Fame website; and articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education. See also K. Mangan, "William Blakey, lawyer for Black colleges, dies at 67," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 11/14/2010.

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