Eugene Sawyer

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b. September 3, 1934 – d. January 19, 2008

Chicago Mayor (1987-1989)
Chicago, 6th Ward Alderman (1971-1987)
Chicago, 6th Ward Democratic Committeeman (1968-1992)

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Employment and Electoral History

Teacher for one year in Mississippi. He spent two years working for Rockford Sprinklers before being hired at a South Side water filtration plant in 1959 as a lab technician.

Following his term as mayor, Sawyer and his friend, businessman Charles Harrison, III, partnered to form CEI International, a reseller of natural gas and other fuels. He served as vice president of the company until 1997.

Education

  • 1956, Alabama State University, B.S., Secondary Education

Important Political Events

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Sawyer
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/eugene.sawyer.dies.2.634037.html
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE4D9143EF930A35751C1A961948260
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