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Challenging the Daley machine : a Chicago alderman's memoir

Author: Leon Mathis Despres; Kenan Heise
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Mayor Richard J. Daley's fifty-member Chicago City Council, Alderman Leon M. Despres frequently faced defeats of forty-nine to one. Council meetings were manipulated by Robert's Rules of Order so that Despres was not allowed to speak or was continually interrupted. And when he did get a chance to talk, his microphone would often be turned off. Yet he fought on relentlessly, eventually winning on one major issue
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Despres, Leon Mathis, 1908-2009.
Challenging the Daley machine.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607623831
Online version:
Despres, Leon Mathis, 1908-2009.
Challenging the Daley machine.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)609154397
Named Person: Leon Mathis Despres; Richard J Daley; Richard J Daley; Leon Mathis Despres
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Mathis Despres; Kenan Heise
ISBN: 0810122235 9780810122239
OCLC Number: 56490866
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Leon M. Despres with Kenan Heise ; foreword by Mike Royko.
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In 1955, south-sider Leon M. Despres was elected to the Chicago City Council and crusaded to ban discrimination, preserve Chicago landmark buildings, and gain equality for African-Americans. This is  Read more...

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"If he did nothing else in his public career, Leon Despres would be justly memorialized for his city council fights against racial discrimination. As incredible as it may seem today . . . Leon Read more...

 
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