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Library Leadership: Directors We Have Known

In honor of National Library Week, we thought we’d take a look at those who have led the Davenport Public Library over the past 111 years. Even with this brief amount of information, it’s interesting to note how the education, … Continue reading

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Davenporters of Note: Samuel Francis Smith

  Son of the highly respected man who composed the   lyrics to “America”; one time Mayor of Davenport,   charter member of Davenport National Bank,   organizer, director and attorney for Union Savings   Bank; president of the Iowa Bankers’ Association; … Continue reading

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Kathryn Kirschbaum: First Woman Mayor of Davenport

Kathryn Kirschbaum was born August 30, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Frank and Esther (Kiplinger) Goll. She graduated from Denison College in Grandville, Ohio, in 1953 with a degree in “Citizenship”. She was First Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps … Continue reading

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