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Allan H. Spear

Allan H. SpearAKA Allan Henry Spear

Born: 24-Jun-1937
Birthplace: Michigan City, IN
Died: 11-Oct-2008
Location of death: Minneapolis, MN
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [2]
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President, Minnesota Senate, 1993-2001


[1] Member, Shir Tikvah Synagogue Board.

[2] Publicly acknowledged homosexuality, 9 December 1974.

Boyfriend: Junjiro Tsuji (longtime partner, until his death)

    University: BA, Oberlin College (1958)
    University: MA, Yale University (1960)
    University: PhD, Yale University (1965)
    Associate Professor: History, University of Minnesota

    Minnesota State Senate 60th (1992-2001, as President, 1993-2001)
    Minnesota State Senate 59th (1972-92)
    Minnesota State Senate 57th (1972-82)
    Minnesota Historical Society

Author of books:
Black Chicago: The Making of a Negro Ghetto, 1890-1920 (1967, history)
Crossing the Barriers: The Autobiography of Allan H. Spear (2010, memoir)


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