April 16, 2005

Former D'Port mayor Kathy Kirschbaaum dead at 73

Kathy Kirschbaum, the first woman elected mayor in Davenport and in Iowa and a champion of the city's bike paths, died Thursday at age 73 at Crest Health Care, Davenport.

Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.

Kathy Kirschbaum became Davenport's first woman alderman in 1967 and went on to serve four years as the city's first woman mayor, from 1972 to 1976. She also was an Iowa delegate to them 1972 Democratic National Convention.

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At 4/16/2005 1:30 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

C'mon Ladies - we need a few more like Ms. Kirshbaum to bring us back to our senses.

Step up to the plate and get involved.

At 4/19/2005 7:29 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Nice job in the Iowa QC paper on her obit. Why is the IL Dispatch not spending a bit of time on this great lady in their pages?

Ms. Kirsbaum was a big part of history. Are we still divided by a river these days??

At 12/19/2005 2:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the IL Dispatch figures Davenport would have been better off without her.


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