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2006-07-08 17:12:03

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former Milwaukee Mayor Frank P. Zeidler, the last Socialist to run a major U.S. city, has died, a spokesman for a Milwaukee hospital said on Saturday. Zeidler, 93, died on Friday of congestive heart failure.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.