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Sanford Cloud, Jr.

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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Foundation Executive
Lawyer
Nonprofit Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Jambalaya
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Favorite Quote:
Ciao.

Birthplace

Born:
11/27/1944
Birth Location:
Hartford, Connecticut

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Foundation Executive
Lawyer
Nonprofit Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Jambalaya
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Favorite Quote:
Ciao.

Birthplace

Born:
11/27/1944
Birth Location:
Hartford
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Biography

Attorney and foundation executive Sanford Cloud, Jr. was born on November 27, 1944 in Hartford, Connecticut to Inez Morgan Cloud and Sanford Cloud, Sr. Attending Burns Elementary School, Northwest Elementary School and Northwest Junior High School, Cloud graduated from Hartford’s Weaver High School in 1962. After staring his college career at the University of Arizona, Cloud transferred to Howard University in 1964 where he came under the tutelage of Frank Snowden, Nathan Hare and Naylor Fitzhugh. Cloud graduated as student body president, worked in the office of Senator Thomas Dodd and married his college sweetheart in 1966. His twin sons, Adam and Christopher Cloud, were born as he graduated cum laude from Howard University Law School in 1969. In 1992, Cloud earned his M.A. degree in religious studies from Hartford Seminary.

Cloud worked briefly for Aetna Insurance in 1969 and then became the first African American lawyer to work at the firm of Robinson and Cole. In 1976, Cloud was elected to the Connecticut State Senate and formed his own firm, Cloud and Iberguen. Returning to Aetna in 1978, Cloud became vice president of public involvement in 1986 and headed the Aetna Foundation until1992. He became the eighth president and the first African American president and chief executive office of the National Conference for Community Justice (NCCJ) in 1994. Cloud represented the NCCJ as a member of former President Jimmy Carter’s delegation overseeing the first Palestinian elections in Jerusalem in 1996. Before retiring from the NCCJ in 2004, Cloud convened faith leaders to combat racism and advised the United States Customs Commissioner on racial profiling in the area of international air traveling.

Cloud has lectured at the University of Connecticut Law School. A former board member of the Independent Sector, The Council on Foundations and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Cloud serves as director of Northeast Utilities, the Phoenix Company, Tenet Healthcare and Advest Incorporated.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Sanford Cloud, Jr.'s interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his parent's meeting
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his experiences with church growing up
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. talks about his siblings and extended family
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his childhood interests and activities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. remembers discovering golf
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. reflects upon his experience as a caddy at Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield, Connecticut
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. explains how reading impacted him as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes living in public housing and the schools he attended in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. names influential school mentors
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his experience at Weaver High School in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. recounts his decision to attend the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his experience at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. recalls his decision to transfer to Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. remembers his experience at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. remembers meeting his future wife at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes courting and marrying his wife
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. relates why he wanted to become a lawyer
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes the activism on campus at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his experience at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. remembers his early career after law school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his experience at Robinson & Cole LLP in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. explains how he became involved in politics
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. reflects on his tenure in the Connecticut State Senate
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. talks about Aetna Life Insurance Company in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. explains why he attended Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. talks about his interest in theology
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. explains how he used his master's degree in religious studies
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. talks about his involvement with the National Conference of Christians and Jews
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. talks about the naming of the National Conference for Community and Justice
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes the work of the National Conference for Community and Justice, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes the work of the National Conference for Community and Justice, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. reflects upon highlights from his work with the National Conference for Community and Justice
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes his future plans
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. talks about his family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. talks about his parents witnessing his success
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Sanford Cloud, Jr. narrates his photographs