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Salen, Charles P.; born, Portsmouth, N. H., Dec. 5, 1860; came to Cleveland, 1867, educated, public schools and Concordia College; with West Side Sentinel and other papers 18784881; city clerk, 1883 and 1887-1880; returned to newspaper work, and in 1890, appointed sec’y Board of Elections; served until 1893; resigned, and entered the porkpacking business until 1899, when appointed city auditor; in 1901, appointed director of public works; served until 1903; opened the parks to the people; elected county clerk, 1902; first Democrat ever elected to this office; re-elected in 1905; in 1904, elected delegateat-large to National Democratic Convention; interested in a number of corporations and winter and summer sports.

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