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This book is a tribute to one of Cleveland’s greatest leaders. Ralph J. Perk embodied the quintessential 20th century politician. A dedicated administrator with both insight and foresight, he dedicated nearly fifty years to public service. During his six-year tenure as mayor, Cleveland went through extraordinary economic, political and social changes. The citizenry demanded strong leadership and Ralph Perk provided it. An optimistic leader with strong moral and religious convictions, he never walked away from a challenge.
ISBN-13 978-1-936323-02-9 ISBN-10 1-936323-02-8
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Cleveland, Mayor, Perk, great leader, Nationalities Movement
History | United States History
Klein, Richard, "Cleveland Mayor Ralph J. Perk: Strong Leadership During Troubled Times" (2013). Cleveland Memory. 18.
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