Lee, Richard C. (Richard Charles), 1916-

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Richard Charles Lee was born in New Haven on March 12, 1916. After graduating from high school in 1934, he became a city hall reporter for the New Haven Journal-Courier where he developed his interest in politics. In 1939 he was elected to the city board of aldermen and began working for the New Haven Chamber of Commerce as associate secretary. Following an honorable discharge after a brief stint in the U.S. Army, he resumed his aldermanic position in 1943 and began working for Yale University, first with the wartime publication, Yale News Digest, and then as director of the News Bureau. In 1949 and 1951 he ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New Haven, but on his third attempt in 1953, he was elected. He served for eight terms from 1954 to 1969. His administration was noted for its leadership in urban renewal and success in obtaining federal money to carry out the redevelopment projects. He also served as president of the United States Conference of Mayors from 1962 to 1963. Lee died on February 2, 2003.

From the description of Richard Charles Lee papers, 1934-2000 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702690529

From the guide to the Richard Charles Lee papers, 1934-2000, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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creatorOf Lee, Richard C. (Richard Charles), 1916-. Richard Charles Lee papers, 1934-2000 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn New Haven Redevelopment Agency. New Haven Redevelopment Agency records, [195-]-2005 (inclusive), [195-]-1985 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Lee, Richard C. (Richard Charles), 1916-. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1965-1972. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Connecticut State Labor Council, AFL-CIO Records, undated, 1909-1991. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
creatorOf Richard Charles Lee papers, 1934-2000 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Edward Joseph Logue papers, 1929-2005 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn A. Sidney Lovett papers, 1889-1979 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Logue, Edward J. Edward Joseph Logue papers, 1929-2001 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Bass, Paul, 1960-. Paul Joseph Bass papers, 1966-2004. Yale University Library
referencedIn Logue, Edward J. Edward Joseph Logue papers, 1931-2000 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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associatedWith Adams, Melvin J. person
associatedWith Adams, Melvin J. person
associatedWith AFL-CIO Connecticut State Labor Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Andrews, Norris C. person
associatedWith Andrews, Norris C. person
associatedWith Appleby, L. Thomas. person
associatedWith Appleby, L. Thomas. person
associatedWith Bailey, John M. (John Moran), 1904-1975. person
associatedWith Barbieri, Arthur T. person
associatedWith Barbieri, Arthur T. person
associatedWith Bass, Paul, 1960- person
associatedWith Benton, William, 1900-1973. person
associatedWith Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986. person
associatedWith Community Progress, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Community Progress, Inc., New Haven (Conn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Crawford, George W. (George Williamson), b. 1877. person
associatedWith Dempsey, John N. person
associatedWith Dempsey, John N. person
associatedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971. person
associatedWith Giaimo, Robert N. person
associatedWith Golden, John M. person
associatedWith Golden, John M. person
associatedWith Griswold, Alfred Whitney, 1906-1963. person
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Logue, Edward J. person
associatedWith Logue, Edward J. person
associatedWith Lovett, Sidney, 1890-1979 person
associatedWith Marcus, Edward L. person
associatedWith Marcus, Edward L. person
associatedWith New Haven Redevelopment Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith Ribicoff, Abraham, 1910-1998. person
associatedWith Ribicoff, Abraham A., 1910- person
associatedWith Rotival, Maurice. person
associatedWith Rotival, Maurice Emile Henri. person
associatedWith Sviridoff, Mitchell, 1918- person
associatedWith Sweet, H. Gordon. person
associatedWith Taylor, H. Ralph. person
associatedWith Wolfe, Robert T. person
associatedWith Wolfe, Robert T. person
associatedWith Yale University corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Public relations. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Haven (Conn.)
United States
Connecticut
United States
Connectict--New Haven
New Haven (Conn.)
Connecticut--New Haven
Subject
City planning--Connecticut
Economic assistance, Domestic--Connecticut--New Haven
Airports
Urban Renewal
Urban renewal--Connecticut--New Haven
Mayor
Playgrounds
Public opinion
Schools
Elections
City planning
Public opinion--Connecticut--New Haven
Mayors--Election
Elections--Connecticut
Economic assistance, Domestic
Occupation
Mayors
Politicians
Function

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Birth 1916-03-12

Death 2003-02-02

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