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us: Washington, Walter E., 1915-2003


  • [Walter Edward Washington (b. April 15, 1915, Dawson, Georgia-d. October 27, 2003, Washington, D.C.), civil servant and politician, was appointed as chief executive of Washington, D.C. in 1967, by President Lyndon B. Johnson.]
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1915-04-15
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2003-10-27
    • Birth Place

        Dawson (Ga.)
    • Death Place

        Washington (D.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        Washington (D.C.)
    • Gender

        (iso5218) male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Mayors
    • Sources

      • found: U.S. Cong. S. Committee on the District of Columbia. Nominations of D.C. Commissioner ... 1967
      • found: Washington post, Oct. 27, 2003 (Walter Washington; d. Oct. 27, 2003, Howard University Hospital; age 88; former mayor of District of Columbia)
      • found: Wikipedia.org, Nov. 14, 2016 (Walter Edward Washington; b. April 15, 1915, Dawson, Georgia; d. October 27, 2003, Washington, D.C.; American civil servant and politician. After a career in public housing in Washington, DC and New York City, he was appointed as chief executive of Washington, D.C. in 1967. He served as the first and only Mayor-Commissioner from 1967 to 1974. He was the last mayor of Washington to be appointed by the President; Congress had passed a law granting home-rule to the capital, while reserving some authorities. In 1974 Washington was elected as the first mayor of the District of Columbia, serving from 1975 to 1979) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Washington
      • found: New York Times via Google search, Nov. 14, 2016: obituary, Oct. 28, 2003 (Walter E. Washington, who in 1975 became the first elected mayor of Washington in more than a century, died yesterday at Howard University Hospital in Washington; Walter Edward Washington was born on April 15, 1915, in Dawson, Ga.; appointed head of Washington's government by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967, making him the first black chief executive of a major American city) http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/28/us/walter-washington-88-former-mayor-of-washington-dies.html
    • General Notes

      • [Walter Edward Washington (b. April 15, 1915, Dawson, Georgia-d. October 27, 2003, Washington, D.C.), civil servant and politician, was appointed as chief executive of Washington, D.C. in 1967, by President Lyndon B. Johnson.]
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