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Former Los Angeles councilwoman in the news

September 8, 2008 | 11:22 am


Photograph by the Los Angeles Times

Ronald Reagan and City Councilwoman Rosalind Wyman, June 3, 1958.

Former L.A. Councilwoman still making news

The New Yorker's Talk of the Town profiles Rosalind Wyman in the Sept. 8, 2008, issue. 

Dorothy Wickenden writes:

080908_talkwkndnillu_p2331 New Yorker Illustration by Tom Bachtell
"Rosalind Wyman—seventy-seven years old; doughty feminist; political fund-raiser and philanthropist; hostess to J.F.K., Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, and Hollywood types too numerous to count; youngest elected member of the Los Angeles City Council (at the age of twenty-two); first woman to run a national political convention (the Democrats in San Francisco, 1984)—may well be the most indomitable member of Hillary Clinton’s Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Suits."

And yes, she was an early supporter of bringing the Dodgers to Los Angeles and building a stadium in Chavez Ravine.