Hooks, Benjamin

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Hooks, Benjamin Gender: M
born on 31 January 1925 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Memphis TN, USA, 35n08, 90w02
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: CAH
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°52' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°52 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 27°44'


American social activist, the Civil Rights Executive Director of the NAACP, 1978-1993. Hhe was appointed by Richard Nixon to head the FCC in 1972, serving in that role until 1978 as the first African-American Commissioner.

Hooks was one of seven kids who were raised with a sense of service in a disciplined upbringing and racial pride. His grandmother was the second black woman in the U.S. to graduate from college. He earned his law degree in 1948 and worked as a Savings & Loan officer, becoming a 33rd degree Mason. On 3/21/1951 he married and they adopted a daughter.

With a high moral vision, Hooks always stated that the Church was his first love. It was not until he could overcome his stage fright of standing up in the pulpit that he was able to pursue his dream, and he was ordained a Baptist minister in Memphis, 1956 and served as a pastor until 1972. He made several unsuccessful bids to enter politics before 1965, when he was appointed the first criminal court judge in Tennessee.

Hooks' heart failed on April 15, 2010 at his Memphis, TN home.

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  • Social : End a program of study 1948 (Law degree)
  • Work : New Career 1956 (Ordained Baptist minister)
  • Work : New Career 1965 (Appointed first criminal court judge in Tennessee)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1972 (Appointed head of FCC)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1978 (Head of NAACP)
  • Death by Disease 15 April 2010 (Of heart failure, age 85)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Contemporary American Horoscopes (Note: The B.C. was amended from January 30 to January 31)


  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (NAACP)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (One of seven kids)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One daughter)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter adopted)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Baptist)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Baptist minister)
  • Vocation : Law : Jurist (Criminal court judge)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Head of FCC)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease