Cities: Two Firsts for Washington

Washington, D.C., was the first major American city with a Negro majority in its population. Last week it be came the first U.S. city to have a Negro chief executive.* Named by President Johnson as the first commissioner, or mayor, in the capital's reorganized city government was Walter Washington, 52, chairman of New York City's housing authority and one of the nation's top experts in that field.

By background and training, as well as color, Washington is well qualified to run D.C. A capital resident since his college and graduate days at Howard and American universities, he worked in the...

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