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Daughter Recalls Zeidler's Life

October 3, 2012

The reflections of Jeanne Zeidler on the life of her father, one of Milwaukee's most respected mayors, will be presented in a one-hour special, The FRANK P. ZEIDLER MEMORIAL LECTURE, on Milwaukee Public Television.

The presentation includes a variety of photos from family albums and archives. The program will premiere on MPTV HD 36.1 Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. and will be repeated on MPTV HD 10.1 on Monday, Oct. 22, at 11 p.m.

MPTV recorded the presentation, which marked the 100th anniversary of the former mayor's birth on Sept. 20, at Milwaukee Public Library's Centennial Hall.

"One hundred years after his birth, Frank Zeidler's legacy remains remarkably fresh and relevant. He was a tireless advocate of social, economic and racial justice, including ensuring adequate health care, housing and educational opportunities," said Jeanne Zeidler. She is a former mayor of Williamsburg, VA and currently the president and CEO of Williamsburg Community Health Foundation.

Milwaukee's last Socialist mayor, Frank Zeidler served in that post from 1948 to 1960. He remained active in the community for many years until his death in 2006.