Wesley C. (Wes) Uhlman Mayoral Records 1956-1978 1970-1977

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Wesley C. (Wes) Uhlman Mayoral Records 1956-1978 1970-1977

Records from Wes Uhlman's two terms as Seattle mayor from 1969 to 1977.

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