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probably was running in '65.
I would have assumed that Wagner would have run, but I don't
have any independent recollection of what really took place there,
so I really can't say that I was shocked at Beame's selection.
If I'm not mistaken, wasn't that the year that Paul Screvane
Didn't Screvane win with Beame? Wasn't that ticket Beame,
Screvane -- and I don't know who was running for controller.
Wasn't '65 the year that Wagner chose not to run again and
Paul Screvane had served as city council president in the
last Wagner Administration, and then he ran as Wagner's successor
and was defeated by Beame, who got the support largely of the
That's exactly correct.
Screvane was a resident of Queens, but some people would
characterize him as the “Manhattan candidate”?
I would say that is correct. He was not a good man. He's
now head of OTB. He had a terrific voice, a very good radio voice.
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