Chester Smolski

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Mayor conf. w/o Providence for cities losing population.


Cleveland, OH


"His name may not be familiar, but it should be. He helped to originate and implement the Marshall Plan, this nation's effort to help European recovery in the post-war years. Throughout his long and distinguished career he touched many bases as editor and publisher of a trade newspaper, U.S.diplomat in several European cities and successful businessman and president of his own firm. Upon retirement several years ago, he developed an interest in cities, wrote a book about them, and four years ago at an age when many have packed it in, became director of the Urban Recovery Project at the College of Urban Affairs of Cleveland State University. Living in the new town of Reston, VA, and working in Cleveland does not appear to affect the work habits or creative thinking of this energetic man of 74--Paul R. Porter."