Longtime Everett Civic Leader Carl Gipson Has Passed Away

October 9, 2019


Carl Gipson was present as his son presided over the meeting as City Council President on January 5th, 2012

Word in this morning that Carl Gipson has passed away at the age of 95. He was the first African-American to serve on the Everett City Council and did so for more than two decades from the early 1970s to the mid 1990s. His son Ron followed him into city politics running for and winning a seat on the Everett City Council.

Mr. Gipson was born in Arkansas, grew up in the deep south, served in the military and settled in Everett after World War II. He went on to shape the City of Everett in many ways and in 2009 the City of Everett named the Senior Center in his honor.

You can read more about the life of Carl Gipson in this essay on HistoryLink.org.

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