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Time Capsule: Suspected Spy Alfred Stern Succumbs in Prague

Time Capsule: Suspected Spy Alfred Stern Succumbs in Prague

Alfred K. Stern, a former chairman of the Illinois State Housing Commission who once polled 16,529 votes as the American Labor Party’s nominee for the U.S. House in Manhattan’s twenty-first congressional district, died in Prague at the age of 88 on this day in 1986.  A multimillionaire investment broker who longed for an American ambassadorship, Stern had worked for Mayor […]