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Sentences forLeon Despres
- In the backroom of the city council chamber, Burke once threatened to punch Alderman Leon Despres in the nose if Despres were not so old.
- He also worked on the reelection campaign of Leon Despres, a prominent Chicago alderman who was opposed to mayor Richard J. Daley's Democratic Party machine.
- In 1955, civil rights activist Leon Despres was elected alderman of Hyde Park and held the position for twenty years.
- He occasionally partnered on votes with liberal Democrats, including Leon Despres.
- He expressed indifference when asked how he stood on an unsuccessful attempt by Dawson and others to replace 5th ward alderman Leon Despres with a black man: "I stand right at Kedzie and Roosevelt in my ward."
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