Francis R. Slay, (R) former long-term committeeman shown with son St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay, in this 2005 file photo, has died in St. Louis at the age of 83 on March 16, 2011.
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Slay, shown in this April 2009 file photo, was elected the 23rd Ward Committeeman in 1964 and served for 45 years, among other leadership positions.
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Jan. 22, 2010, the day Francis R. Slay was honored with a resolution honoring his life and work by the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen. Slay's son, current St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay, speaks at the podium, with Francis R. standing at left.
Timothy Davlin, former mayor of Illinois' capitol city, Springfield, was found dead in his home after a 911 call to police on Dec. 14, 2010. The death has been ruled a suicide. (UPI/City of Springfield, Ill.)