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Athanson, George A.

Born: 1927 AD
Died: 2000 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1927 – Born in Hartford, Connecticut. A Democrat who taught international relations at the University of Hartford.

1971-1981 – Served as the Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut for five terms, one of the longest tenures in Hartford history.

         – Athanson once rowed across the Connecticut River holding a state flag and wearing a tricorn hat and cape to protest a General Assembly decision to give half of the Connecticut River to East Hartford.

         – He practiced law and hosted a public-access television program called ‘By George, It’s Athanson’.

         – He left office after being defeated in a primary.

2000 – Died on January 9th at the age of 72.