Harvey Milk UAlbany Yearbook Photo
Harvey Milk ’51
Champion for Gay Rights

The first openly Gay elected official in California, Milk championed grassroots politics on behalf of urban neighborhoods and Civil Rights.
Harvey Milk ’51
B.A. Mathematics
1951
Diving Officer Lieutenant,
Jr. Grade
U.S. Navy
1956
Spanish Teacher Hewlett High School
Long Island, NY
1963
Researcher
Wall Street Investment Firm Bache & Company
1972
First Political
Activity Grassroots Campaigns for
Urban Neighborhoods
San Francisco, CA
1977
First Elected Office
Board of Supervisors
San Francisco, CA
1978
Assassinated in San Francisco City Hall by Councilman
Dan White
2009
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by Barack Obama


 

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