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George Harlamon

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George Peter Harlamon (February 5, 1919 – May 14, 2011) was an American municipal politician. A member of the Republican Party, Harlamon served as the mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut, from June 1968 to January 1970. Harlamon is noted for peacefully resolving race riots in Waterbury during the summer of 1969. Early life Harlamon was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on February 5, 1919. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II. Afterwards, he received a bachelor in accounting, with honors, from Fordham University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Career Harlamon worked initially for the General Accounting Office in Washington D.C. He returned to Waterbury to work for the Chase Brass and Copper Company and, in 1966, became the comptroller for Waterbury National Bank. In 1968, Harlamon was President of the Board of Aldermen when then mayor Frederick W. Palomba resigned after suffering a heart attack, just six months in
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