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Leonard Staisey in 1967 was no stranger to election campaigns. Prior to that year Staisey had been elected to the City of Duquesne Board of Education in 1949, served 2-terms in the Pennsylvania State Senate between 1960 and 1966, and … Continue reading
Before paparazzi, People magazine, and the Internet, Pittsburghers still got their fix of celebrity news. Miss Evelyn F. Evans, granddaughter of the co-founder of the Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, and other “society girls” were often featured in publications like the Bulletin Index and the Pittsburgh … Continue reading
The Detre Library and Archives is home to records pertaining to a number of local politicians, including Mayor Thomas J. Murphy, Pennsylvania State Representative Andrew T. Fenrich, and Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll. Recently added to that list are the … Continue reading
Harry Albacker was born on April 20, 1925, although he often claimed his birth date was October 31, 1926, the date of Harry Houdini’s death. Such was the lure of magic to the young boy, who at age 11 decided … Continue reading