TheopalisK. Gregory, Sr. is a Wilmington resident. He graduated from De La Warr High School,University of Delaware, and University of Florida, School of Law.
Whileat the University of Delaware he played football, running at fullback. The University enjoyed two small collegenational championships in 1971 and 1972. He’s a member of the school’s 1,200 yard club. Theo was inducted into the DelawareAfro-American Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.
Hehas enjoyed a broad career. Commencing withwhat was to become a life-long career of public services, he was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow practicingpoverty law at our local Community Legal Aide Society from 1977-1979. From there he received an appointment byPresident Jimmy Carter as an AssistantUnited States Attorney, District ofDelaware from 1979 – 1984, where he was assigned to prosecute cases on behalfof the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Drug EnforcementAdministration (DEA). He was the firstBlack to hold this position. He receiveda recognition certificate for his DEA prosecution of the Pagan Motorcycle Clubfor trafficking in methamphetamine. Thehallmark of this federal career was the ATF prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan forfirearms violations.
Next,he entered private practice in 1984, where he remaineduntil 1994, before assuming an assignment as an Assistant Public Defender, primarily representing juveniles inFamily Court. During this ten (10) yearsin private practice span he handled personal injury, criminal defense, probateand real estate matters. He now returnsto private practice, where he again has chosen to locate in the heart of thecommunity, and where he is visible and accessible.
Fortwenty-four years Theo served as a member of the Wilmington City Council, from 1984-2008, having been elected sixtimes. He passed legislation in variedareas of city government and served in numerous leadership positions. He proudly notes that he’s a principalfounder of the Police Athletic League Youth Activities Center on N. MarketStreet; Maurice J. Moyer Academy; and provided leadership in renovation of EdenPark Athletic Field and P.S. DuPont Athletic Fields. Finally, he is a principal founder of theCity’s youth tackle football program, and played a leading role in reviving theBaynard Stadium Wednesday Night Youth Track and Field Program.
From2006-2010 Theo served as the Director of the Maurice J. Moyer Academy. He was the principal founder of this urbancharter school for grades 6-12. Thisnovel grade configuration provides continuity for six years, and the City’sonly traditional public high school.
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