Clarence H. Burns
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|Clarence H. Burns|
|45th Mayor of Baltimore|
January 1987 – December 1987
|Preceded by||William Donald Schaefer|
|Succeeded by||Kurt Schmoke|
September 13, 1918|
|Died||January 12, 2003(aged 84)|
Du Burns was first elected to the Baltimore City Council in 1971. In 1986, the then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer resigned after being elected Governor of Maryland. As City Council president, Burns was elevated to mayor in January 1987, becoming the first black mayor in the city's history.
In the 1987 city elections, Burns ran for a full term but was defeated in the Democratic primary by Kurt Schmoke. He ran again in 1991 with the same result.
In 1991 a new arena on the waterfront near Canton was named for "Du" Burns.
- "Clarence H. Du Burns First black mayor of Baltimore". The Baltimore Sun. February 21, 2007. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved December 19, 2008.
- "Clarence H. Burns". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
William Donald Schaefer
|Mayor of Baltimore
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