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Campbell, Charles

(born: 1922  -  died: 2000) 

Charles Campbell, born in Covington, KY, later moved to Buffalo, NY, where he was the first African American car salesman at Mernan Chevrolet and the first to manage a General Tire store. He later retired from General Mills.

Campbell was an Army veteran, having served during World War II and obtaining the rank of corporal. After serving in the Army, Campbell returned to New York and earned an industrial relations degree from the University of Buffalo, Millard Fillmore College. He was a founding member of the Delta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the University of Buffalo.

For more see "Charles Campbell," Buffalo News, 3/13/2000, News section, p. 6A.

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