Re: Eugene Sawyer (and George Brown)
- "jim smith" <wrldbrowser@h...> wrote:
> DJ: Nice bio.Thanks. I found it while doing some research on Lt Gov. Brown, whom I
had not heard of previously. Along with Mervyn Dymally of CA, Brown
was the only Black Lieutenant-Governor in the U.S. from 1975-79. I
was trying to ascertain why Brown didn't run for a 2nd term on the
ticket with Gov. Dick Lamm, which wasn't mentioned, in 1978. Dymally,
in CA, ran on a separate ticket, and was defeated for reelection by
Caucasian Republican Mike Curb (the last GOPer to win that job in
CA), he's now a freshman in the CA Assembly after a decade out of
public office (10 years in Congress) as an "elder statesman" of
sorts. CO also had a Black Republican Lieutenant-Governor with Joe
Rogers until this past January, but he didn't run for a 2nd term with
Gov. Bill Owens because they had numerous personality conflicts,
opting for a losing campaign in the newly-created 7th Congressional
District. I'm hoping to locate an address on Lt Gov. Brown so I can
write to ask him his take on things...
I ought to get Mayor Sawyer's address, too !
You're probably right about Richie Daley, I wouldn't be surprised to
see him surpass Big Daddy in length of service as Mayor. It ain't
gonna be too pretty to watch the battle royale when he leaves office.
The place was in turmoil for that raucous 13 years between his pop's
death and Richie taking over...
- --- jim smith <wrldbrowser@...> wrote:
> DJ: Nice bio. I'd just add that he Sawyer served as Mayor for onlyJust a small correction - the '89 election was NOT for a full term, but
> about a year and a half and was then defeated in the Spring of'89 for
> a full term by the present Mayor Richard Daley.
rather for the final 2 years of Washington's 2nd term. (Harold Washington
was elected in '83 and reelected in '87, but died not long afterward.)
Daley was later re-elected to fill terms in '91, '95, '99 and 2003. (If I
recall correctly, Daley was also a candidate in the '87 election which
split 3 ways between himself, Mayor Washington and former mayor Jane
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- Between Eugene Sawyer and his predecessor Harold Washington was David Duvall Orr, from November 25 to December 2, 1987. He was a Democrat (obviously) and was born October 4, 1944.
We can thank the Chicago Public Library for the above information... they have some info about all of Chicago's Mayors at
----- Original Message -----
From: jim smith
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 8:32 AM
Subject: [political-graveyard] re: Eugene Sawyer
DJ: Nice bio. I'd just add that he Sawyer served as Mayor for only
about a year and a half and was then defeated in the Spring of'89 for
a full term by the present Mayor Richard Daley. (Wow! Has Daley really
been in 14 years already? His father did 21 and I wouldn't be
surprised if Junior outdoes him. Especially since Daley the Younger
looks like a low-cholesterol-diet kinda guy. The Daleys have been
brilliant politicians and obviously Chicago loves 'em).
Also, Sawyer did not directly succeed Washington. There was an acting
Mayor who served very briefly from the moment of Washington's death
and for about a week thereafter until Sawyer's selection. But I can't
remember who the fill-in was. Jim Smith------------------------
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