Facts of Richard Arrington Jr
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Richard Arrington Jr. is a very influential figure as he is the first Black Mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama.
He served at this post for a whopping 20 years and it was from the year 1979 to the year 1999.
He completed a total of five terms of his service and this is a huge achievement. His contributions to Birmingham is unmatchable.
Married Life And Net Worth
He is a married man. He is married to his wife and spouse Barbara Jean Watts.
The couple have had a long marital relationship. He has a total of five children.
Mayor earns impressive salaries. His salary during his tenure would have been around 135,500 dollars to 176,000 dollars.
This would have given him a net worth around 1 million dollars, yet to be confirmed, though.
This figure is predicted looking at the average salary of mayor’s, so this is not an exact figure.
When he ran for election, there were 29 candidates. He also faced five opponents for runoff election for three seats which were remaining.
There was no problem for him to win his seat.
He was quite for 2 years of his service.
After two years he introduced an ordinance requiring city departments and the main objective behind this was to formulate hiring plans which included affirmative action's goals.
It was also to contract business to companies that hired minorities.
This action did not go through had the main reason behind this was there were oppositions in the group.
However, the departmental hiring ordinance was very successful and it also managed to make it out of council to be vetoed by Siebel.
This was not the end for him as the revised proposal was passed.
He has also been part of controversy. He once pushed for a formal investigation and the main case behind was the shooting of an African American suspect.
The suspect was at police custody that time.
The hearing did not lead to conclusion but it raised serious questions on the procedure of the police at that time.
Wiki of Richard Arrington Jr.
He was born in the year 1934 on 19th of October and this makes his age 84 in 2019. He was born in a place called Livingston which lies in Alabama of United States of America.
He belongs to the nationality American.
He also has books to his name and one of them is There's Hope for the World: The Memoir of Birmingham, Alabama's First African American Mayor.