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Council cites business firms for contributions
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Rosalind (Roz) Wiener Wyman (1930-) was the youngest person (and only the second woman) ever elected to the Los Angeles City Council. She became politically active in college and was elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 1953 at the age of 22. In 1954 she married attorney Eugene Wyman, a fellow Democratic activist and entertainment attorney. While on the city council, Wyman was the first female acting mayor, and she played a pivotal role in bringing the Dodgers baseball team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1957. Controversies over that arrangement contributed to Wyman's defeat for a fourth term in 1965. After leaving office Wyman continued her involvement in political and civic affairs. During the 1974 congressional campaigns, she became the first woman to head a major party's fund-raising efforts. She served as Convention Chair and chief executive officer of the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, the first woman of either major Party to wield the gavel at a presidential nominating convention. Wyman has been a delegate to every Democratic National Convention since 1952 (except one), last attending the historic 2008 Convention which nominated Barack Obama. Wyman's national appointments include the UNESCO Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been a leader of the Los Angeles Jewish community, has received many Jewish community awards and national awards, chaired fund-raising events, and served on the board of American Friends of the Hebrew University.
Photograph caption dated December 22, 1958 reads "Representatives of four Los Angeles business firms are presented city council citations for contributions to city's business growth. From left are B. G. Ramos, executive vice president, Revell, Inc.; John A. Granholm Jr., vice president, Servo-mechanisms, Inc.; Councilwoman Rosalind Wyman; Council president John Gibson, Douglas Russell, managing partner, Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall, and William H. Burgess, president, Electronics Specialty Co."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Wyman, Rosalind Wiener
Gibson, John S.,--Jr
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
City council members--California--Los Angeles
Municipal officials and employees--California--Los Angeles
Businessmen--California--Los Angeles
Award winners--California--Los Angeles
Awards--California--Los Angeles
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Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
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