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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. The son of a German Lutheran barber, Zeidler led Milwaukee for three terms from 1948 to 1960 and also ran for president as a Socialist in 1976. He was the last in an era of Socialist mayors who ran Milwaukee on and off from 1910 and the last Socialist to serve...