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The accidental mayor / by Tomilea Allison and James Allison.

Allison, Tomilea, mayor, author. (Author). Allison, James, author. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 923 A438a (Text) 00000106169410 Indiana book Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781514253144
  • ISBN: 1514253143
  • Physical Description: vii, 248 pages : black and white illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: [Bloomington, Indiana] : Belmantia Publishing Services, ©2015.

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General Note: Includes index.
Summary, etc.: "This engaging narrative by a former mayor offers a rare inside look at the workings of city government under the strong-mayor system ... the politics and personalities that shaped the growth of her town in a crucial period of its history. This book tells how Tomilea Allison accidentally became mayor of a small university town in southern Indiana. Shown a draft of the book, a resident, already familiar with part of the history, said she could hardly wait to see the next chapter. How would it all turn out? A professor called it an invaluable source for students of public and environmental affairs. In 1963 Tomilea Allison, a native Californian, was newly arrived in Bloomington, Indiana, as a faculty wife (her husband, James, was a professor in Indiana University's department of psychology) with two young daughters. A few years later she found herself in charge of Senator Eugene McCarthy's Monroe County primary campaign for president of the United States. In 1977 she was asked to fill a vacancy on the city council. In 1983, after the sitting mayor was elected to Congress, she was chosen to take his place and served for thirteen years."--Back cover.
Subject: Mayors > Indiana > Bloomington > Biography.
Woman mayors > Indiana.
Bloomington (Ind.) > History.
Democratic Party (Bloomington, Ind.) > History.

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