New Orleans Incorporated: 200 Years of the City Charter
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If this letter from Edgar Stern is any indication, it appears that the members of the Charter Committee took their jobs very seriously. Stern owned a broadcasting company, served as a director of Sears, Roebuck & Company, and was quite active in numerous civic, cultural, and educational organizations, yet he still took the time to list the typographical errors that he found in one of the drafts of the new charter. He did, of course, also make more substantive contributions to the charter deliberations.
          [Records of the Charter Committee of the City of New Orleans, 1950-1952]

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