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Career Achievements

Sports

  • High School Football All American at Wichita North High School
  • State North High Basketball Champions – 1954
  • College High Hurdle Champion (3x) in Big Eight Competition
  • College All American (2x) at The University of Kansas
  • Team Participant in first Bowl game (Hula) at The University of Kansas
  • All State Kansas Hurdler in High School and College
  • Assistant Football Coach at The University of Kansas
  • Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
  • Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
  • Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame

Arts

  • Studied Classical VOICE at:
    • Wichita State University
    • The University of Kansas
    • Howard University
  • Voice performances:
    • D.C. Symphony Orchestra
    • Kansas City Chiefs game
    • Educational programs
    • Church programs

Education

  • Completed a Bachelor’s degree at The University of Kansas
  • Completed a Master’s degree from Michigan State University
  • Received Honorary Doctorate degree from Miles College, Fairfield, Alabama in Humanities and Letters
  • Served as adjunct professor for The University of Missouri, Kansas City in Business and Economics

Business

  • Worked in the grocery store owned by his grandfather and father until he was 16 years old
  • Worked as a Loan Officer and Cashier at the Kansas City, Kansas at Douglas State Bank
  • A founder, investor, and executive Vice-President of the Swope Parkway National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Participated with Jim Brown (NFL Hall of Fame) who played with the Cleveland Browns, to develop the National Black Economic Union and served as its first National Executive Director
  • Developed the Black Economic Union locally in Kansas City, Missouri, and served as its first President
  • Owned and operated McClinton Development Company

Employment

  • Served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of The Department of Commerce
  • Worked as he National Director for Real Estate Management and Marketing at Amtrak in Washington, D.C.
  • Served as Deputy Mayor of Washington, D.C., for Economic Development.
  • Traveled to Asia, the Pacific Rim, Europe, etc.