On May 6, 1969, Seattle City Councilman Paul J. Alexander (1904-1969) dies of a heart attack in Washington, D.C.
Alexander served on the City Council for 12 years and was chairman of the Utilities Committee He published the Rainier District Times from 1929 until he was elected to the council in 1956. He was re-elected in 1960 and in 1964. Alexander and his wife were representing Seattle at a reception for the American Public Power Association when he was stricken by a heart attack.
Walt Crowley, Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 269; The Seattle Times, May 6, 1969, p. 33.
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