Raymond Lee Lathan

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Raymond Lee Lathan was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Lathan was born on April 4, 1915 in Birmingham, Alabama.[1] He graduated from Industrial High School before attending theological seminary. He graduated from Selma University Theological Seminary and from Detroit School of Ministry.[2][3] Lathan was pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Milwaukee and was involved in the Civil Rights movement. He died on May 29, 1996 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[4]


Lathan was elected to the Assembly in 1962. He was a Democrat.


  1. ^ "Lathan, Raymond Lee 1915". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Wisconsin Blue Book 1964, Biographical Sketch of Raymond Lee Lathan, pg. 54
  3. ^ Members of the Assembly. Wisconsin Blue Book. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  4. ^ 'Lathan spent life searching for justice,' Eldon Knoche, Milwaukee Sentinel Journal, May 30, 1996, 7B