Way back in 1989 I had the pleasure of meeting St. Paul Mayor George Latimer. One of the large genealogy conferences (NGS) took place in St. Paul. I found out that he was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and had an interest in family history.
He accomplished many things for the benefit of St. Paul over the 14 years he served as our Mayor. He still resides in the city and has had a great honor bestowed upon him. The central St. Paul Public Library in downtown St. Paul is being renamed the George Latimer Central Library.
I love this library building and took the bus to it as a child, researched there for school projects while in high school, even went there with a special beau (that’s all I will say about those visits!), and used it for family history research.
To read a very nice article about Mayor Latimer and the library at Twin Cities.com, click here.
The St. Paul Library’s website is here.
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