Ramsey County History Podcast #5 – Spring 2016: Mayor for Life – George Latimer
He was sometimes known as “mayor for life.” George Latimer served as mayor of St. Paul from 1976 to 1990, the longest consecutive term in St. Paul history. A lot happened on his watch: the Town Square and Lowertown developments; the Dutch elm plague; the departure of big employers like Whirlpool and American Hoist & Derrick (Amhoist); a population decline of 40,000, and plenty more. Throughout it all, Mr. Latimer remained very popular; he is still popular today. In this interview, you will hear some of the reason why: there is lots of laughter.