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Tom Bradley 1998 Deaths

Tom BradleyAge: 80 former mayor of Los Angeles, first elected in 1973. He presided over two decades of city's explosive growth. Died: Sept. 29, 1998.Owen BradleyA - FF. Cecil B…

Glastonbury

(Encyclopedia) Glastonbury, town (1990 pop. 27,901), Hartford co., central Conn., a suburb of Hartford on the Connecticut River; inc. 1690. Located near a farming region, the town has industries that include ...

Hill, David Bennett

(Encyclopedia) Hill, David Bennett, 1843–1910, American politician, b. Montour Falls, N.Y. He entered law and politics, becoming the upstate boss of the Democratic party in New York. He served as state legi...

Pickens, Francis Wilkinson

(Encyclopedia) Pickens, Francis Wilkinson, 1805–69, American politician, b. Colleton District, S.C.; grandson of Andrew Pickens. A lawyer, he served in the state house of representatives and was an ardent s...

Cox, George Barnsdale

(Encyclopedia) Cox, George Barnsdale, 1853–1916, American politician, Republican boss of Cincinnati, b. Cincinnati. A former bootblack, he turned to real estate and local politics after selling his saloon i...

de Blasio, Bill

(Encyclopedia) de Blasio, Bill, 1961–, American politician, b. New York City as Warren Wilhelm, Jr., B.A New York Univ., 1984, M.A. Columbia, 1987. A liberal Democrat, de Blasio worked in the New York City ...

Washington, Harold Lee

(Encyclopedia) Washington, Harold Lee, 1922–87, African-American politician, b. Chicago. A lawyer, he entered Illinois state government in 1965 as a Democratic representative, becoming state senator in 1976...

Crump, Edward Hull

(Encyclopedia) Crump, Edward Hull, 1876–1954, American politician, Democratic boss of Tennessee, b. near Holly Springs, Miss. At first (1905–9) a municipal administrator in Memphis, Tenn., he was later ma...

Thompson, William Hale

(Encyclopedia) Thompson, William Hale, 1869–1944, American politician, b. Boston. His family moved to Chicago when he was nine years old, and there he later entered politics as an alderman (1900–1902). He...

Memminger, Christopher Gustavus

(Encyclopedia) Memminger, Christopher Gustavus mĕm´ĭnjər [key], 1803–88, American politician, Confederate secretary of the treasury, b. Württemberg, Germany. He was brought to Charleston, S.C., as a c...