Charlene Drew Jarvis

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Charlene Drew Jarvis
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Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
from Ward 4
In office
May 1, 1979 – January 2, 2001
Preceded by Arrington Dixon
Succeeded by Adrian Fenty
Personal details
Born Charlene Rosella Drew
(1941-07-31) July 31, 1941 (age 76)
Washington, D.C.
Spouse(s) Ernest Jarvis (1966–1982, divorced)[1][2]
Children Ernest Drew Jarvis,
Peter Jarvis
Parents Charles Drew
Minnie Lenore (Robbins) Drew
Alma mater Oberlin College B.A.,
Howard UniversityM.S.,
University of Maryland, College Park Ph.D.
Profession Former President,
Southeastern University

Charlene Drew Jarvis (born July 31, 1941 in Washington, D.C.[3] as Charlene Rosella Drew) is an American educator and former scientific researcher and politician who served as the president of Southeastern University until March 31, 2009.[4] Jarvis is the daughter of the blood plasma and blood transfusion pioneer Charles Drew.[5]

Life[edit]

Jarvis earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in 1962, a Master of Science degree in psychology from Howard University in 1964, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in neuropsychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1971.[3][6]

Ward 4's representative to the Council of the District of Columbia, Arrington Dixon, won the election for chairman of the council in November 1978, leaving the Ward 4 seat vacant. Jarvis won the special election to fill the seat on May 1, 1979. She was then reelected to the council in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996. Jarvis sought reelection again in 2000, but she was defeated in the Democratic primary by Adrian Fenty who also holds degrees from Oberlin and Howard University.[7][8][9]

Electoral history[edit]

1979[edit]

Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4, Special Election, 1979[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis 3,615 28
Democratic Norman C. Neverson 2,280 18
Democratic Dorothy Maultsby 1,430 11
Democratic Victoria T. Street 1,325 10
Democratic Barry Campbell 878 7
Democratic Nathaniel "Nate" Sims 726 6
Democratic Richard Clark 657 5
Democratic Goldie Cornelius Johnson 459 4
Democratic Andrew W. Coleman 451 4
Democratic Mary G. Prahinski 259 2
Democratic Malcolm W. Diggs 239 2
Democratic William Revely 200 2
D.C. Statehood Gregory A. Rowe 78 1
Democratic Ernest Bowman 51 0
Democratic Robert V. Brown 39 0
Democratic Felix B. Redmond 12 0

1980[edit]

Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4, Democratic Primary Election, 1980[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis ' '
Democratic Write-in candidates
Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4, Democratic General Election, 1980[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis 20,127 94
Republican Israel Lopez 1,297 6

1984[edit]

Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4, Democratic Primary Election, 1984[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis 8,687 75
Democratic Barbara Lett Simmons 2,884 25
Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4, Democratic General Election, 1984[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis 22,226 97
Write-in candidates 687 3

1988[edit]

Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4, Democratic Primary Election, 1988[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis 5,767 52
Democratic Linda Cropp 5,173 47
Democratic Write-in candidates 50 1
Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4, Democratic General Election, 1988[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis 22,123 88
D.C. Statehood Dennis Fitch 1,583 6
Republican George T. Farrell III 1,277 5

1990[edit]

Mayor of the District of Columbia, Democratic Party Primary Election, 1990[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sharon Pratt Dixon 43,426 34
Democratic John L. Ray 32,255 26
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis 27,063 21
Democratic David A. Clarke 13,768 11
Democratic Walter E. Fauntroy 9,261 7
Democratic Write-in candidates 555 0

1992[edit]

Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4, Democratic Primary Election, 1992[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis 7,316 50
Democratic F. Alexis Roberson 7,202 49
Democratic Write-in candidates 111 1
Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4, Democratic General Election, 1992[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis 22,720 77
Independent Taalib Din Ugdah 5,246 18
Republican Paul V. Brown 1,162 4
  Write-in candidates 388 1

1996[edit]

Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4, Democratic Primary Election, 1996[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis 5,237 53
Democratic Dwight E. Singleton 2,464 25
Democratic Diane Miller 1,555 16
Democratic Pat Kidd 597 6
Democratic Write-in candidates 78 1
Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4, Democratic General Election, 1996[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis 18,291 78
Umoja Rick Malachi 4,839 21
  Write-in candidates 217 1

2000[edit]

Council of the District of Columbia, Ward 4, Democratic Primary Election, 2000[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adrian Fenty 8,136 57
Democratic Charlene Drew Jarvis 6,193 43
Democratic Write-in candidates 51 0


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharon Pratt Dixon". Notable Black American Women. Book 1. Gale Research. 1992.
  2. ^ Randolph, Laura B. "[Her marriage ... her mission and ... her mid-life transformation: Sharon Pratt Kelly". Ebony magazine. Johnson Publishing Company. February 1992. retrieved April 9, 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Charlene Drew Jarvis biography". The History Makers. June 13, 2003. Retrieved April 1, 2007.
  4. ^ Rowley, Dorothy. "Troubled Southeastern U Appeals to Keep Accreditation"[permanent dead link]. Afro News. April 1, 2009. Retrieved April 12, 2009.
  5. ^ Hallman, L. "Legacy and Memory of Charles Drew Lives On". The American National Red Cross. June 4, 2004. Retrieved April 1, 2007.
  6. ^ "Charlene Drew Jarvis". Answers.com. Retrieved April 1, 2007.
  7. ^ Board of Trustees: The Honorable Charlene Drew Jarvis, PhD, Secretary". The National Health Museum. January 2007. Retrieved April 1, 2007. Archived from the original on August 23, 2007.
  8. ^ "Ward 4 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia". District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. Retrieved April 7, 2008. Archived from the original on July 16, 2008.
  9. ^ a b "Final and Complete Election Results". District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. September 22, 2000. Archived from the original on April 9, 2008.
  10. ^ "D.C. Primary Election Results". The Washington Post. May 3, 1979. p. G2.
  11. ^ "[ Final and Complete Election Results]". District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics.
  12. ^ "Election Results". The Washington Post. November 5, 1980. p. A24.
  13. ^ Pianin, Eric. "District Results Emphasize Differences of 2 Parties". The Washington Post. September 12, 1984. p. A7.
  14. ^ "D.C. City Council". The Washington Post. November 7, 1984. p. A42.
  15. ^ Knight, Athelia. "Crawford, Jarvis Win Tight Races; Voters in Primary Back Incumbents For D.C. Council". The Washington Post. September 14, 1988. p. A1.
  16. ^ "District of Columbia Results". The Washington Post. November 10, 1988. p. D10.
  17. ^ "DC Democratic Primary 1990". Our Campaigns. Retrieved on February 7, 2016.
  18. ^ "Final and Complete Election Results". District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. September 25, 1992.
  19. ^ "Final and Complete Election Results". District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. November 13, 1992.
  20. ^ "Final and Complete Election Results". District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. September 20, 1996.
  21. ^ "Final and Complete Election Results". District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. November 15, 1996.
Council of the District of Columbia
Preceded by
Arrington Dixon
Ward 4 Member, Council of the District of Columbia
1979–2001
Succeeded by
Adrian Fenty

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