Victor Henderson Ashe II (born January 1, 1945) was mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee (1988-2003), and in 2004 became U.S. ambassador to Poland. He also ran for the U.S. Senate in 1984, but lost to Al Gore in a landslide. He is a member of the Republican Party. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Knoxville is a city located in Knox County, Tennessee, United States. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Albert Arnold Gore Jr. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) , is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...
Ashe was elected to be the mayor of Knoxville in November, 1987.
While Ashe often had the support of the city council, he was unable to get it to institute a Police Advisory Review Committee to perform as a civilian review of police action, something which, in 1998, he felt was necessary to investigate the questionable deaths of three fl men at the hands of police officers.
During Ashe’s mayoral tenure, parkland in Knoxville was increased from 700 to 1700 acres and 30 miles of greenway was added, some of it acquired by the city from unwilling sellers.
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