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NOMINATIONS OF D.C. COMMISSIONER, ASSISTANT TO
COMMISSIONER, AND NINE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

BEFORE THE

4 - DEC 29
HEARINGS

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1967
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COMMITTEE ON
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

UNITED STATES SENATE

CARD DIVISION

NINETIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

THE NOMINATION OF D.C. COMMISSIONER (WALTER E.
WASHINGTON), ASSISTANT TO THE COMMISSIONER (THOMAS
W. FLETCHER), AND NINE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS (JOHN W.
HECHINGER, WALTER E. FAUNTROY, MRS. MARGARET A. HAY-
WOOD, J. C. TURNER, JOSEPH P. YELDELL, JOHN A. NEVIUS,
STANLEY J. ANDERSON, WILLIAM S. THOMPSON, AND MRS.
POLLY SHACKLETON)

SEPTEMBER 20 AND OCTOBER 20, 1967

Printed for the use of the Committee on the District of Columbia

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U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1967

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COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

ALAN BIBLE, Nevada, Chairman WAYNE MORSE, Oregon

WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont ROBERT F. KENNEDY, New York

PETER H. DOMINICK, Colorado JOSEPH D. TYDINGS, Maryland

THRUSTON B. MORTON, Kentucky WILLIAM B. SPONG, JR., Virginia

CHESTER H. SMITH, Staff Director

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CONTENTS

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Clark, Kenneth B., president, Metropolitan Applied Research Center,

Inc., New York, N.Y., telegram dated September 20, 1967, endorsing Page

nomination of Walter E. Washington.--

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Coombs, Marian V., telegram dated September 20, 1967, endorsing nom-

ination of Walter E. Washington.--

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District of Columbia Federation of Civic Associations, Inc., Nelson C.

Roots, president, statement endorsing nominations of Walter E. Wash-

ington and Thomas W. Fletcher.--

134

Federal City Council, Stephen Ailes, president, L. A. Jennings, chairman,

letter dated September 19, 1967, endorsing nomination of Walter E.

Washington and Thomas W. Fletcher.

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Federation of Citizens Association of the District of Columbia, John R.

Immer, president, press release dated September 23, 1967, supporting the

nomination of Walter E. Washington.

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Gray, Emmett M., Director, Engineering and Maintenance, National

Capital Housing Authority, letter dated September 19, 1967, endorsing

nomination of Walter E. Washington---

127

Height, Dorothy I., president, National Council of Negro Women, tele-

gram dated September 20, 1967, endorsing nomination of Walter E.

Washington.---

133

Howard, Harold W., management aide, Garfield Terrace Apartments,

Washington, D.C., letter dated September 19, 1967, endorsing nomina-

tion of Walter E. Washington...

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Libera, Donald P., 2108 Rockingham Street, McLean, Va., letter dated

September 19, 1967, endorsing nomination of Walter E. Washington.--- 129
Lindsay, Hon. John V., mayor, the city of New York, letter dated Septem-

ber 29, 1967, endorsing nomination of Walter E. Washington.--

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Lloyd, Mrs. Mae V., chairman, Park-Morton Citizens' Committee, Wash-

ington, D.C., letter dated September 19, 1967, endorsing nomination of

Walter E. Washington---

128

Long, Albert, president, Far North East Council and member, board of

directors, Far East Community Services, Inc., statement endorsing

nomination of Walter E. Washington.---

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McCooey, Richard J., president, Restaurant Beverage Association of

Washington, D.C., statement endorsing nomination of Walter E.

Washington.-

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Martin, Č. William, chairman of the board, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of

Washington, D.C., Inc., letter dated September 18, 1967, endorsing

nomination of Walter E. Washington.--

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Miller, Neville, chairman, District of Columbia Redevelopment Land

Agency, letter of September 11, 1967, endorsing nomination of Walter E.

Washington.--

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Nabrit, Dr. James M., Jr., president, Howard University, Washington,

D.C., statement endorsing nomination of Walter E. Washington.-

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Nathan, Jason R., administrator, the City of New York Housing and De-

velopment Administration, letter dated September 29, 1967, endorsing

nomination of Walter E. Washington.--

128

Newspaper articles and editorials:

New York Times editorial of September 7, 1967 entitled “Washing-

ton's First Mayor”.

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Washington Afro American:

Article of September 9, 1967, entitled:

“Historic Day for District”.

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"L. B. J. Ends Press Corps Speculation'

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“President Johnson Lauds W.E. W. as 'Man of Vision'. 146

Editorials of September 9, 1967:

“A Significant Choice”.

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“The Presidential Appointee”.

145

“The Search for 'Mayor'”.

145

Washington Daily News:

Article of September 7, 1967, entitled “Who's Tom Fletcher?

Ask Anyone in San Diego".

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Editorial of September 7, 1967, entitled “Welcome Aboard,
Mr. Mayor!”

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Newspaper articles and editorials Continued

Washington Post:

Article of September 7, 1967, entitled “Walter Washington

Named “Mayor' in New D.C. Setup

Editorial of September 6, 1967, entitled "Our New Government”.
Washington Star:

Article of September 6, 1967, entitled “Champion of D.C.'s

Poor- New Mayor An Old Hand”.
Article of September 6, 1967, entitled “T. W. Fletcher, HUD

Official, Gets 2d Spot".

Editorial of September 7, 1967, entitled “ “Mayor' Washington”.

WTOP editorial.

Powell, John E., president, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia,

letter dated September 20, 1967, endorsing nomination of Walter E.

Washington.---

Public housing tenants in the District of Columbia endorsing nomination

of Walter E. Washington:

Bladen, Fannie...

Brooks, Mrs. Mamie, 2379 11th Street NW.

Carter, Gwendolyn..

Dodd, Mrs. Francis, 2125 4th Street SE..

Frazie, Christibile.

Gross, Mrs. Vivian M., 2307 G Street NE.

Ingram, W. R., Arthur Cooper Dwellings, 1011 7th Street SE.

Lane, Alice, Le Droit Unity Club, 2125 4th Street NW.

Peterson, Clara..

Rice, Mrs. Louise, 3836 8th Street SE..

Sanford, Roland..

Smith, Carolyn.-

Staples, Annie.

Stewart, Mrs. Kathryn J., 1011 7th Street SE.

Tillman, Nettie.

Walker, M. P

Wall, John.

Washington, Mannie, 2315 G Street NE.

Williams, Mrs. Anna.

Wilson, Clinton B., president, Kelly Miller Tenant Council, 230 W

Street NW..

Wilson, Mrs. Clara, Langston Terrace--

Williams, Mrs. Thelma, 3835 8th Street SE.

Young, Theresa.

Van Deerlin, Hon. Lionel, U.S. Representative in Congress from the

37th District of the State of California, statement endorsing nomi-

nation of Thomas W. Fletcher..

Weaver, Hon. Robert C., Secretary of Housing and Urban Development,

letter dated September 19, 1967, endorsing nomination of Walter E.

Washington.-

White House press release of September 6, 1967, statement by the Presi-

dent on intention to nominate Walter Washington as Commissioner
and Thomas Fletcher as Deputy Commissioner of Washington, D.C.--

Wilson, Hon. Bob, U.S. Representative in Congress from the 36th District

of the State of California, statement endorsing nomination of Thomas

W. Fletcher.

Wood, Robert C., under secretary of Housing and Urban Development,

letter dated September 19, 1967, endorsing nomination of Thomas W.

Fletcher.

Zahn, J. Hillman, vice president, the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone

Co., letter dated September 19, 1967, endorsing nomination of Walter

E. Washington.--

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