Ed McIntyre

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Edward M. McIntyre (1940–2004) became the first African American mayor of Augusta, Georgia, in 1981.[1] He had previously served as a county commissioner for Richmond County. He is notable for a U.S. federal conviction for extortion in 1984.[2] He later received a pardon and ran again for mayor of Augusta, narrowly losing the 2002 race.[3]

A graduate of Morehouse College, McIntyre worked for the Pilgrim Health Life Insurance Company before entering politics.

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  1. ^ Reuters (1981-10-29). "Augusta, Ga., Gets Black Mayor". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  2. ^ AP (1984-07-10). "AROUND THE NATION ; Ex-Mayor of Augusta Sentenced in Kickbacks". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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