New Orleans Incorporated: 200 Years of the City Charter
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Martha Robinson’s letter, written during the first week of the Charter Committee’s deliberations, provides a thumbnail sketch of the movement for a new charter up to that time. Mrs. Robinson had been an early supporter of Mayor Chep Morrison but disagreed with him on several issues that came before the Committee, notably those designed to restrict patronage at City Hall. In 1954 she ran an unsuccessful campaign for the City Council seat held by Morrison ally, and eventual successor, Victor H. Schiro.
          [Records of the Charter Committee of the City of New Orleans, 1950-1952]

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