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Encyclopedia > Charlie Dooley

Charlie A. Dooley is an American politician. He currently serves as the County Executive of St. Louis County, Missouri. Dooley is the first African-American to hold this position. He is a Democrat. A County Executive is the title assigned to a person hired to run the day to day operations of a county. ... St. ... This page is 88 kilobytes long. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


Dooley grew up in St. Louis, attending the St. Louis Public Schools and graduated from Wellston High School. He served in the army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1968. After his military service, Dooley went to work for McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) and retired after 30 years of service in 1999. St. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States armed forces and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is an aerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Dooley's political career began with part-time positions in the village of Northwoods, where he and his family reside. Dooley was elected as an Alderman in Northwoods in 1978, and in 1983 he was elected mayor. He served as mayor until he was elected to the St. Louis County Council in 1994. He was the first African-American Elected to the council, and was re-elected in 1998 and 2002. In 2000, Dooley was an unsuccessful candidate for election to Congress. He lost the Democratic primary to Lacy Clay in a race to succeed Clay's father, Bill Clay. Northwoods is a city located in St. ... An alderman is a member of a municipal legislative body in a town or city with many jurisdictions. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... William Lacy Clay is the name of two politicians, father and son from the state of Missouri: William Bill Lacy Clay, Sr. ... William Lacy Bill Clay, Sr. ...


In 2003, Dooley was appointed County Executive, following the death of County Executive Buzz Westfall. In November 2004, a special election was held to fill the remainder of Westfall's term. Dooley won the election defeating the Republican nominee, former County Executive Gene McNary. Dooley has formed a committee and begun raising money to seek election to a full term as County Executive in 2006. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Buzz Westfall was an American lawyer and politician. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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