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Eugene A. Leahy
Birth: May 8, 1929
Death: Jan. 18, 2000

Mayor of Omaha from 1969 to 1973. Was one of, if not the most popular Mayor in the history of Omaha. Instrumental in the redevelopment of Omaha's downtown. The Central Park Mall, a major part of his river front development plan, was renamed the Gene Leahy Mall in his honor. While serving as Mayor he also hosted a Sunday morning TV show where he read the Sunday Funnies to children. Once wore a bunny costume to a press conference to help raise funds and awareness for a charity. Served only one term as Mayor. 
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
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Record added: Oct 06, 2000
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- Dalene Worthington
 Added: Dec. 13, 2012
You used to come and by gas from me when I was a pump jockey (back when I was in high school). You were a good guy and you did a lot for Omaha. RIP, Mayor.
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012

- Mark V.
 Added: Jan. 18, 2012
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