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Frank Earl Curran

Frank Earl Curran, American former mayor. Recipient Mayor La Guardia Civic award, 1964, Elsie Wittmore award, 1966; decorated Order Queen Isabella The Catholic (Spain); Prince Henry The Navigator (Portugal); Cavaliere Order Stella della Solidarieta Italiana (Italy).

Background

  • Curran, Frank Earl was born on December 19, 1912 in Cleveland. Son of William E. and Anna (Hayer) Curran.

  • Education

    • Student, San Diego Junior College. Student, Balboa Law School. Student, San Diego State College.

      Student, University California extension.

    Career

    • Deputy county assessor San Diego (California) County, 1935-1941. City storekeeper Oceanside, California, 1937-1938. Supervisor procurement critical materials Department Navy, 1940-1949.

      Secretary-manager Fraternal Order Eagles, San Diego, 1949-1960. With Shoreline Insurance Company, 1960-1963. Councilman, 1955-1963.

      Vice mayor, 1957, 58, 61, 62. Mayor, 1963-1972; executive vice president Central City Association San Diego, Inc., 1989-1992. General chairman Inter-American Municipal Organization Congress, San Diego, 1960.

      Presiding officer Punta del Este, Uruguay, 1962-1972, member national board directors, 1962-1972. Board directors League California Cities, 1964-1972, director-at-large executive committee, 1964-1972, member resolutions committees, 1964-1972. City representative to league committee on international municipal cooperative, 1961-1972.

      Member policy committee San Diego-Border Area Program, after 1963. Board directors Palm City Sanitation District, after 1964. Member Governor Calif Advisory Committee, after 1963.

      Special representative governor California to Commission Californias, after 1964. Member community relations committee United States Conference Mayors, 1965-1972. Chairman committee international municipal cooperative National League Cities, 1965-1972, vice president, 1969, president, 1970, board directors, 1971.

      Chairman Cooperative Area Manpower Planning System, 1970. Member Government Task Force on Coastline Preservation, 1970.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to newspapers and magazines.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Board directors National Center Voluntary Action, 1970, Epilepsy Society, since 1984. Treasurer San Diego Coalition for Economic and Environmental Balance, 1983-1989. Chairman board directors Harbor View Medical Center, since 1986.

    Founder Harbor View Urban Foundation, since 1989.

    Connections

    • Married Florence McKenney, April 15, 1936.
    • father: William E. Curran
    • mother: Anna (Hayer) Curran
    • spouse: Florence McKenney
    Frank Earl Curran
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    Born December 19, 1912
    Died October 18, 1982
    (aged 69)
    Nationality
    • 1935 - 1941
      Deputy county assessor San Diego (California) County
    • 1937 - 1938
      city storekeeper Oceanside
      California, United States
    • 1940 - 1949
      supervisor procurement critical materials Department Navy
    • 1949 - 1960
      secretary-manager Fraternal Order Eagles
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1955 - 1963
      councilman
    • 1957
      vice mayor
    • 1960 - 1963
      with Shoreline Insurance Company
    • 1963 - 1972
      mayor
    • 1989 - 1992
      executive, vice president Central City Association San Diego
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