Thursday, April 14, 2005
Frank Zeidler, Socialist Mayor of Milwaukee 1948-1960
The mess with Chicago's CTA made me think of Frank Zeidler, Socialist Mayor of Milwaukee from 1949 to 1960. Frank told me he always used public transportation while Mayor. In fact I don't think Frank ever learned how to drive a car. He was also (and may still be for all I know) a Sunday School teacher at his Luthern Church. There was a time when the left had no problem with religion. Even when it was a Social Democratic left with roots in Marxism.