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Paul Soglin (born April 22, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois) is a politician and activist based in Madison, Wisconsin. is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked...


Soglin was raised in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. He graduated from Highland Park High School and attended the University of Wisconsin, obtaining his bachelor's degree in 1966 and, in 1972, a law degree from the university's law school. Hyde Park is a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, located seven miles south of the Loop; it is home to the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. ... Highland Park High School, or HPHS, is a public four-year high school located in Highland Park, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Political career

While a graduate student in the University of Wisconsin History Department, Soglin was first elected to Madison's Common Council in 1968. He was re-elected in 1970, and 1972. The following year, he ran for mayor of Madison and was elected. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


In May of 1969, Soglin while representing the Eighth Ward, was twice arrested at the first infamous Mifflin Street Block Party. Soglin was arrested and found guilty for "Failing to Obey the Lawful Order of a Police Officer." The charge from the second day, "Unlawful Assembly," was thrown out by a federal court. The following fall he enrolled in law school. The Mifflin Street Block Party is an annual celebration held on Mifflin Street in Madison, Wisconsin in late April. ...


He served as mayor of Madison from 1973 to 1979. In 1979 he became a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. After serving for nearly a decade as a lawyer in Madison, Soglin returned to office in 1989, serving additional terms as mayor until 1997. Soglin made an unsuccessful run for the United States House of Representatives in 1996, seeking to represent Wisconsin's Second Congressional District. In 2003, he sought election once again as mayor of Madison, but was defeated by a narrow margin by Dave Cieslewicz. Ironically, in his latest campaign for mayor, Soglin was often perceived as the conservative candidate. Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... John F. Kennedy School of Government The John F. Kennedy School of Government is a public policy school and one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... David J. Cieslewicz (IPA: tʃɛs. ...


Accomplishments as mayor

Soglin led Madison through a dynamic period of change and growth. Among the changes and accomplishments on his watch:

  • Soglin led the project to construct the State Street Mall and the Concourse around Capital Square.
  • Under his guidance, the city started its first day care program, providing certification for independent day care centers.
  • During his first administration, the city coordinated renovation of several buildings on State Street to build the Madison Civic Center. (That center was itself renovated and is now the Overture Center.)
  • Soglin led reforms in the city's hiring of women and minorities.
  • Soglin was part of a team that enabled Monona Terrace, a building designed for Madison by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s, to finally be built.

During Soglin's terms in office, Madison's bond rating (per Moody's Investment Services) was upgraded to AAA status. Madison was also named to the most livable cities list several times during Soglin's second tenure as mayor, capturing the number one spot in 1996 and again in 1998. Located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, United States, near the Wisconsin State Capitol, State Street hosts a variety of shops, bars, and restaurants and is known for its small town appeal and street musicians and jugglers and other types of busking, making it a common tourist attraction. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Monona Terrace Monona Terrace (view from the lake) Frank Lloyd Wright inspired the design of Monona Terrace, a community and convention center on the shores of Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was one of the worlds most prominent and influential architects. ... Moodys Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the holding company for Moodys Investors Service which performs financial research and analysis on commercial and government entitities. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Activism

Soglin is a noted activist, an aspect of his public life that began when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Soglin participated in numerous demonstrations and advocated for a number of causes, but his most notable moment as an activist was his participation in demonstrations against Dow Chemicals on the University of Wisconsin campus in 1967. Dow had come to the University of Wisconsin campus to recruit engineering students as potential new employees, but students were protesting the company because of Dow's role in the war in Vietnam (the company was the manufacturer of napalm). The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW TYO: 4850 ) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... A simulated Napalm explosion during MCAS Air Show in 2003. ...


Dow also manufactured Agent Orange, which, unbeknownst to the students, and the soldiers serving in Vietnam, was to be a far more devestating chemical, due primarily to the fact that it contained small amounts of dioxin. Space-filling model of 2,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin Structure of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) Dioxin is the popular name for the family of halogenated organic compounds, the most common consisting of polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs). ...


Soglin was beaten by police during the demonstrations and was elected to lead the subsequent student strike.


Much of this demonstration was captured on film, and an interview with Soglin by journalist and author David Mariness served as the basis for several chapters of the book They Marched Into Sunlight, as well as the PBS documentary Two Days In October. Interview footage with Soglin also figures prominently in the documentary, The War at Home (1979), which chronicled the history of Madison in the Vietnam War era. Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... The War at Home was a documentary film about the anti-war movement in the Madison, Wisconsin area during the Vietnam War. ... 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...


In 1975, Soglin became the first U.S. mayor and only the fourth politician from the United States to meet Fidel Castro. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ...


References

  • Kenner, Robert, director (2005). Two Days in October. Documentary film. PBS Direct. DVD Release, November 8, 2005. ASIN B000BKSITY
  • Mariness, David (2003). They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace Vietnam and America, October 1967. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-1780-2
  • Silber, Glenn and Barry Alexander Brown, directors (1979). The War at Home. Documentary film. Buena Vista Home Entertainment. DVD Release, September 3, 2002. ASIN B000065V3U

Jean-François Millet Le Semeur (The Sower) Simon & Schuster logo, circa 1961. ... The War at Home was a documentary film about the anti-war movement in the Madison, Wisconsin area during the Vietnam War. ...

External links

  • Waxing America, Paul Soglin's blog.

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Online NewsHour: Paul Soglin bio (117 words)
PAUL R. Paul R. Soglin is serving his sixth term as mayor of Madison, Wisconsin.
Mayor Soglin received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, going on to complete three years of graduate studies in history before attending law school.
Mayor Soglin is married and is the father of three daughters.
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Paul the Red Mayor Soglin and Dave Cieslewicz each took about a third of the vote.
You can judge people by the company they keep: Paul Soglin was supported by great people like Police Chief David Couper, while you've had Richard Williams, an missing in action police chief best known for roasting his gun in the oven, and who mismanaged the US Conference of Mayors.
You claimed that Soglin and Cieslewicz didn't take positions, which is a lie in either case and particularly absurd in the case of Soglin, who's been taking positions since the 1960s.
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