Erie's 20th century battle between Democratic Populists and Republican
Reformers ended in 1965 with the defeat of Mayor Charles Williamson, who
failed to fully utilize his opportunity to create a Republican political base. Why
so? And, is it possible that in defeat, the Republican principles actually lived
on in different forms with victorious Democrats?
– Pat Cuneo, B.A.
* This event is being held at our Fairveiw Satellite Location the Fairview Area Historical
Society at 4302 Avonia Road, Fairview, PA 16415.
Erie native Pat Cuneo, Coordinator of Publications at the JES, is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Erie Times-News. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and studied journalism at Poynter Institute and the American Press Institute. He recorded his first "45" for Franklin Records in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1979 ("Lost and Lonely"), performed as a singer-songwriter for the Alex Findley Band at regional folk festivals for more than a decade and was a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association from 1992 to 2007.