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James Tate

Speaker: James H. Tate
Date: May 27, 1969
Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1962-1972), whose first full terms as mayor was marked by racial tension, although Tate generally retained the support of the black community. Upon receiving criticism of succumbing too easily to black demands, Tate brought the pace of reform to a standstill in the mid 1960s. Tate?s renewed power enabled him to carry a large Philadelphia vote to Hubert Humphrey in the presidential election of 1968.