Carl McCall

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Herman Carl McCall (born October 17, 1935, in Boston, Massachusetts) is a former Comptroller of New York State and was the Democratic candidate for state governor in 2002. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for numerous corporations. He received a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College in 1958. He was also educated at the University of Edinburgh[1], received a Master's of Divinity Degree from Andover Newton Theological School, and is the recipient of nine honorary degrees. He was the first African-American to be elected Comptroller of New York State.


Early career

McCall was born in the Roxbury section of Boston the oldest of six children. His father Herman McCall moved to Boston from Georgia, and left the family when Carl McCall was eleven. McCall attended church with Edward Brooke. He attended Dartmouth on private and ROTC scholarship, and graduated in 1958 with a bachelor's degree in government. During the 1960s, McCall worked as a high school teacher and a bank manager. He taught for six months at Jamaica Plains High School, and then joined the Army. He opened a church in the Dorchester neighborhood. By the late 1960s McCall moved to New York City to work for church outreach. He was appointed by New York Mayor John Lindsay to head the Commission Against Poverty.

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