Quick Facts of Emanuel Cleaver
- Full NameEmanuel Cleaver
- Date of Birth1944 /10 /26
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceWaxahachie, Texas, U.S.
- Profession United Methodist pastor, American politician and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Eye colourBlack
- Hair colourBlack
- Education Prairie View A&M University
Emanuel Cleaver is an American United Methodist pastor, politician, as well as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Presently, he represents Missouri’s 5th congressional district, where he has served since 2005.
The seventy-four years old politician, Cleaver, is a married man. Further, he shares four children with his wife. To know more about his scroll down.
Who is Emanuel Cleaver? Bio
A native of Waxahachie, Texas, Emanuel Cleaver was born on October 26, 1944, to Marie (née McKnight) and Lucky G. Cleaver. His star sign is Scorpio. As per nationality, he is an American and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic background.
He graduated from Prairie View A&M University where he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
After that, Cleaver relocated to Kansas City. There he founded a branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and earned a Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul School of Theology.
Emanuel Cleaver Political Career
In 1979, Cleaver began serving as Kansas City Councilman. In 1991, he was elected the Mayor of Kansas City, becoming the first African-American Mayor of Kansas City. During his spell as Mayor, Reverend Cleaver agreed to an international visit to London, England.
In 2004, he was elected to represent Missouri’s 5th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Furthermore, he is a member of the Democratic Party, and in January 2010, he became chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, a position he held until 2019.
Not only this, but he was also the pastor at the St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri from March 1972 until June 28, 2009.
Is Emanuel Cleaver Married? Know His Personal Life and Family
Emanuel Cleaver is a married man. He tied the knot with his girlfriend, Dianne. The couple together has four children and currently reside in Kansas City.
Besides, a road in Kansas City was renamed Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard on June 25, 2000. The new route consisted of Brush Creek Blvd., E. 47th St., and the portion of Van Brunt Blvd. south of 31st St.
How Much Is Emanuel Cleaver Net Worth in 2019?
In 2015, Cleaver’s assets were calculated at $463,013 to $1,145,000 which includes Allianz Life Insurance, Stable Value Fund, General Board & Health Benefits of the US, Domestic-Stock Fund, Domestic Bond, and alliance Income & Growth. Whereas, his liabilities calculated $1,275,003 to $5,565,000. In summary, his net worth calculated at -$2,240,995.
Further, he has listed #3 in the 25 poorest members of Congress.
As of 2019, the exact figure of his net worth is under review. Talking about his salary, according to the Congressional Research Service, the pay for most members of the U.S. House of Representatives is $174,000 per year. Moreover, all members of Congress are automatically recruited in the Federal Employees Retirement System, a pension system also used for federal civil servants. Members of Congress are permitted to deduct up to $3,000 of living expenses per income incurred while living away from their district or home state.
Also, a United Methodist pastor, his average salary for the position is reported $41622 annually.