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Time Capsule: Stassen Wins Republican Nomination for Mayor

Time Capsule: Stassen Wins Republican Nomination for Mayor

Harold E. Stassen, a former president of the University of Pennsylvania and frequent candidate for the presidency, easily captured the Republican nomination for mayor of Philadelphia on this day in 1959, pitting him against immensely popular Democratic incumbent Richardson Dilworth in the general election. Running with the support of Philadelphia’s Republican City Committee — the [...]