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Gloria Toote

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Profession

Category:
PoliticalMakers
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Federal Government Appointee
Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue, Red
Favorite Food:
Macaroni and Cheese, Chitterlings, Lasagna
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Palm Desert, California
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
11/8/1931
Birth Location:
New York, New York

Profession

Category:
PoliticalMakers
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Federal Government Appointee
Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue, Red
Favorite Food:
Macaroni and Cheese, Chitterlings, Lasagna
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Palm Desert, California
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
11/8/1931
Birth Location:
New York
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Biography

Gloria E.A. Toote, attorney and real estate developer, was born on November 8, 1931, in New York City. Toote has been advisor to four American presidents. She is a graduate of Howard University where she received her B.A. degree in 1952 and went on to receive her J.D. degree in 1954. To complete her studies, she also attended Columbia University, where she received her M.A. degree in 1956. Toote, a conservative Republican, has held positions in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan presidential administrations.

From 1966 to 1970, Toote served as president of Toote Town Publishing Company and Town Recording Studios, Incorporated. From 1971 to 1973, she was Assistant Director of ACTION, and from 1973 to 1975, she was Assistant Secretary for Equal Opportunity in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1976, she served as an uncommitted New York State delegate to the Republican National Convention and gave the seconding nominating speech for Reagan as president. During the Reagan administration, Toote was vice chairman of the United States Office of Private Sector Initiatives. She is a founding member of the board of governors of the National Black United Fund and a member of the steering committee for Citizens for the Republic. In the late 1980s when Toote began developing real estate in New York City, she became the president of TREA Estates and Enterprises, Incorporated, an apartment building operating firm.

Toote received special achievement awards from the National Association of Black Women Attorneys; and in 1992, the National Political Congress of Black Women recognized her contributions for furthering the participation of African American women in the political process.

Toote lived in New York City.

Toote passed away on May 18, 2017.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Gloria Toote's interview, session 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Gloria Toote lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Gloria Toote describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Gloria Toote describes her maternal family's professions
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Gloria Toote describes her mother's siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Gloria Toote remembers her father's role in the community, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Gloria Toote remembers her father's role in the community, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Gloria Toote describes her father's activism
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Gloria Toote recalls her relationship with Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Gloria Toote recalls her father's relationship with Marcus Garvey, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Gloria Toote recalls her father's relationship with Marcus Garvey, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Gloria Toote talks about her family background
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Gloria Toote remembers her father's personality
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Gloria Toote describes her father's church in New York City's Harlem neighborhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Gloria Toote remembers her father's death
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Gloria Toote remembers her first watch
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Gloria Toote describes her early memories of New York City's Harlem neighborhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Gloria Toote describes the housing conditions in New York City's Harlem neighborhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Gloria Toote remembers Reverend Major Jealous Divine
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Gloria Toote talks about her early education
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Gloria Toote recalls her enrollment at George Washington High School in New York City
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Gloria Toote talks about her junior high school experiences
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Gloria Toote recalls her experiences of racial discrimination as a lawyer
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Gloria Toote describes her early experiences of racial discrimination
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Gloria Toote remembers her mentor at Junior High School 136 in New York City
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Gloria Toote recalls a childhood friend
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Gloria Toote remembers learning to play golf
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Gloria Toote describes her maternal grandmother's bakery
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Gloria Toote recalls the influence of a family friend
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Gloria Toote describes her parents' roles in her college decision
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Gloria Toote recalls the mentorship of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Gloria Toote recalls her admission to Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Gloria Toote recalls her introduction to southern segregation in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Gloria Toote talks about her sinus condition
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Gloria Toote recalls her experiences of discrimination in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Gloria Toote talks about her preparation for college
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Gloria Toote describes her studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Gloria Toote remembers her mentor, Eudora Williams Webster
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Gloria Toote recalls her decision to attend law school
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Gloria Toote remembers her involvement in the Howard University Players
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Gloria Toote recalls her vocal training at Howard University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Gloria Toote recalls her experiences at the Howard University School of Law
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - Gloria Toote recalls interviewing James Edwards for The Hilltop newspaper
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Gloria Toote recalls her challenges during law school
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Gloria Toote remembers Professor George E.C. Hayes
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Gloria Toote talks about her role as a law research assistant, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Gloria Toote talks about her role as a law research assistant, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Gloria Toote describes her work for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Gloria Toote describes her experiences as a female law student
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Gloria Toote recalls her role on the census advisory council
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Gloria Toote talks about President Ronald Wilson Reagan
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Gloria Toote recalls the decision of Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Gloria Toote remembers passing the bar examination
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Gloria Toote narrates her photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Gloria Toote narrates her photographs, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Slating of Gloria Toote's interview, session 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Gloria Toote recalls her experiences at the Howard University School of Law
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Gloria Toote recalls her mentors in New York City's Harlem community, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Gloria Toote recalls her mentors in New York City's Harlem community, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Gloria Toote recalls her influences in New York City's Harlem community
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Gloria Toote describes her role on the Coordinating Council for Negro Performers
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Gloria Toote recalls the political corruption in New York City
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Gloria Toote remembers joining the Republican Party
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Gloria Toote recalls her challenges as an African American Republican
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Gloria Toote remembers the intellectual community in New York City's Harlem neighborhood
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Gloria Toote recalls writing for the New York Amsterdam News
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Gloria Toote reflects upon her interest in law
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Gloria Toote remembers writing for Time magazine
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Gloria Toote describes her social life
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Gloria Toote recalls her decision to purchase a recording studio
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Gloria Toote recalls the construction of the Town Sound Recording Studio, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Gloria Toote recalls the construction of the Town Sound Recording Studio, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Gloria Toote reflects upon her experiences in the music industry
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Gloria Toote remembers the fire at the Town Sound Recording Studio, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Gloria Toote remembers the fire at the Town Sound Recording Studio, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Gloria Toote recalls representing L. Joseph Overton
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Gloria Toote recalls her role as the assistant director of ACTION
  • Tape: 8 Story: 9 - Gloria Toote recalls her experiences of discrimination at ACTION
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Gloria Toote talks about objective-based management
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Gloria Toote talks about President Richard Nixon's affirmative action initiatives
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Gloria Toote recalls her experiences of discrimination at ACTION
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Gloria Toote recalls the influence of President Richard Nixon
  • Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Gloria Toote recalls her appointment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Tape: 9 Story: 6 - Gloria Toote describes her role at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Tape: 9 Story: 7 - Gloria Toote recalls President Richard Nixon's meetings with the Congressional Black Caucus
  • Tape: 9 Story: 8 - Gloria Toote reflects upon her time at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Tape: 9 Story: 9 - Gloria Toote recalls her resignation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Tape: 10 Story: 1 - Gloria Toote describes her initiatives at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, pt. 1
  • Tape: 10 Story: 2 - Gloria Toote describes her initiatives at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, pt. 2
  • Tape: 10 Story: 3 - Gloria Toote describes her career after leaving the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Tape: 10 Story: 4 - Gloria Toote recalls her role on the board of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
  • Tape: 10 Story: 5 - Gloria Toote talks about her political ideology
  • Tape: 10 Story: 6 - Gloria Toote recalls her role in the creation of Martin Luther King Day Jr. Day
  • Tape: 10 Story: 7 - Gloria Toote talks about President Ronald Reagan's relationship with the black community
  • Tape: 10 Story: 8 - Gloria Toote describes the misconceptions about President Ronald Reagan
  • Tape: 10 Story: 9 - Gloria Toote remembers President Ronald Reagan's visit to Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. in the hospital
  • Tape: 10 Story: 10 - Gloria Toote recalls her role in President Ronald Reagan's administration
  • Tape: 11 Story: 1 - Gloria Toote describes her role in President George Herbert Walker Bush's administration
  • Tape: 11 Story: 2 - Gloria Toote reflects upon her role as a black Republican, pt. 1
  • Tape: 11 Story: 3 - Gloria Toote reflects upon her role as black Republican, pt. 2
  • Tape: 11 Story: 4 - Gloria Toote describes her hopes and concerns for the Republican Party
  • Tape: 11 Story: 5 - Gloria Toote describes her plans for the future
  • Tape: 11 Story: 6 - Gloria Toote remembers Clarence Thomas
  • Tape: 11 Story: 7 - Gloria Toote reflects upon her career
  • Tape: 11 Story: 8 - Gloria Toote reflects upon her life