by Rosemary Reeves
In 1952 Joseph S. Clark, Jr. was the first democrat in 64 years to become mayor of Philadelphia. While he was running for office, Clark told voters he intended to serve only one term so he could follow the dictates of his conscience in the decisions that he made instead of basing them on a political strategy geared toward re-election. As he intended, this left him free to devote himself to the goals he set for Philadelphia, which included a major crackdown on corruption in City Hall, more rights for blacks and affordable housing for the elderly, disabled and the poor.
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