Emanuel Cleaver II is a Representative from Missouri. He was born in Waxahachie, Texas on October 26, 1944.
He received his B.S. from Prairie View A&M University in 1972 and attended the St. Paul School of Theology in 1974.
He worked as a pastor;,radio show host, and member of the Kansas City city council from
1979-1991. He was elected Mayor of Kansas City from 1991-1999.
He was elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Ninth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2005-present).