'Mr. Mayor' documents the life of A.J. Cervantes
By Tom Weber, KWMU
St. Louis, MO – A new documentary that had its premiere this past weekend tells the life of former St. Louis Mayor A.J. Cervantes.
The film is called "Mr. Mayor: The Life and Times of Alfonso J. Cervantes" and is the work of the late mayor's son, A.J. Jr.
Cervantes, Jr. told to KWMUs Tom Weber that the film includes old audio tapes of the mayor that have never been broadcast. And he calls his father's story "compelling."
To see a clip of the film, click here.
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|Political Experience |
1949 - Elected 15th Ward Alderman
1953, 1957 - Re-elected Alderman
1955 - Lost bid for Board of Aldermen President
1959 - Elected President of the Board of Aldermen
1963 - Lost Board President re-election by 400 votes
1965 - Elected 43rd Mayor of St. Louis
1969 - Re-elected Mayor
1973 - Lost bid for third term