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Carl Gipson, a remarkable man, turns 95




Surrounded by family members from his sons to grandchildren and great-grand-children, Carl Gipson listens as 150 guests sing “Happy Birthday” to him at the Carl Gipson Senior Center on Saturday, Jan. 12. The barrier-breaking Everett City Councilman was born Jan. 11, 1924. He is the first black resident to serve on the council, and did so for 24 years. The center was named for Gipson in 2009 for his longtime civic involvement. One of his sons, Ron Gipson, who also spent a long time on Everett City Council, holds a microphone in the upper left.



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