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Encyclopedia > U.S. Conference of Mayors

The United States Conference of Mayors is a nonpartisan organization founded in 1932. Its membership consists of cities in the United States with populations of 30,000 or more. In 2006, it counted 1,139 such cities. Each city is represented in the Conference by its mayor. In U.S. politics, nonpartisan denotes an election in which the candidates do not declare or do not formally have a political party affiliation. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 organization emerged from the efforts of depression-era mayors to lobby the federal government for aid. After the Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932 was signed into law by President Herbert Hoover, the Conference wrote its charter. The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn, starting in 1929 (although its effects were not fully felt until late in 1930) and lasting through most of the 1930s. ... In July 1932, Congress passed the countrys first major-relief legislation, the Emergency Relief and Construction Act. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964), the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933), was a successful mining engineer, humanitarian, and administrator. ...

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