New Orleans Incorporated: 200 Years of the City Charter
Louisiana Division | New Orleans Public Library

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In 1983 Mayor Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial tried to accomplish what Mayor Chep Morrison had failed to do twenty-two years earlier. Morial’s attempt to change the charter in order to allow him, and all future mayors, to run for an unlimited number of terms was rejected by the city’s voters in the November 22 election. Two years later he tried again, this time asking only that he be given the opportunity to run for a third term. The electorate voted down that proposal as well. Shown here are examples of pro and con literature from the 1983 campaign along with campaign pins and a photograph from the 1985 effort.
          [Ernest N. Morial Records; Municipal Government Photograph Collection, Ernest N. Morial Series]

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