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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).


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


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

Student, University California extension.


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, San Diego, 1960-1963;councilman, San Diego, 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 Organisation Congress, San Diego, 1960. Presiding officer Punta del Este, Uruguay, 1962-1972, member of 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 commission 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 California Advisory Committee, after 1963. Special representative governor California to Commission Californias, after 1964.

Member community relations committee United States Conference Mayors, 1965-1972. Chairman of Commission 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.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to newspapers and magazines.


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

Founder Harbor View UrbanFound., since 1989.


Married Florence McKenney, April 15, 1936.

William E. Curran

Anna (Hayer) Curran

Florence McKenney