New Orleans Incorporated: 200 Years of the City Charter
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Walter Chew Flower (1850-1900) served as mayor of New Orleans at the time that the 1896 Charter went into effect. A journalist, attorney, and cotton factor, Flower was elected as a reform mayor and is credited with bringing significant improvements to the operations of city government. He died within a year of leaving office.
          [John Smith Kendall. History of New Orleans (Chicago, 1922), v. II, p. 519]

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