Black American child actor, the step-son of O'Reese Corporal. After his movie career, he attended UCLA and became captain of the Bruins cheerleading squad. His popularity and leadership skills led to his being voted president of the student body (1949-50) by a good majority of a record turn-out election. He was the first African-American President of the UCLA Student Body. After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in political science and an M.A. from UC Berkeley, he served in the United States Air Force, and subsequently received a J.D. from Golden Gate University. He went on to a long and illustrious legal career which included serving on California’s Superior Court, as chief deputy assessor for Los Angeles County and as president of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.|
The header image for Sherill on this page is from 1944.