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1966: Mayor William Hubbard


William Hubbard was mayor of Iowa City from 1966 to 1967, serving one term. Bob Hibbs wrote for the Iowa City Press Citizen's Fabulous 150 that Mayor Hubbard was "downtown businessman (Jackson’s) and electrical contractor..., a shaker who steadfastly supported a local human rights ordinance, and a downtown urban renewal project against fierce opposition. His tough stance with neighboring governmental jurisdictions helped create the tenor of modern intergovernmental relationships, leading to charging fees to University Heights for city services, plus receiving county contributions for library service and senior center use." See the Fabulous 150, where the Iowa City Press Citizen celebrated 150 years of publishing. (


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