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{{short description|American mayor}}
'''A. L. “Chunk” Bender''' (June 6, 1916 – August 28, 1980) was the [[mayor of Chattanooga|mayor]] of the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee from 1969 to 1971 after serving as Commissioner for many years. Due to health problems he declined a re-election bid. While the office of mayor in Chattanooga is officially non-partisan, he was a member of the Democratic Party.
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'''A. L. “Chunk” Bender''' (June 6, 1916 – August 28, 1980) was the [[mayor of Chattanooga|mayor]] of the City of [[Chattanooga, Tennessee]] from 1969 to 1971 after serving as Commissioner for many years. Due to health problems he declined a re-election bid. While the office of mayor in Chattanooga is officially non-partisan, he was a member of the [[United States Democratic Party|Democratic Party]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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On December 3, 1968, Mayor Kelly announced his resignation, passing the office of Mayor to “Chunk” Bender effective January 1, 1969. Due to ailing health and on his doctor's advice, Mayor Bender resigned from office on January 26, 1971.
 
On December 3, 1968, Mayor Kelly announced his resignation, passing the office of Mayor to “Chunk” Bender effective January 1, 1969. Due to ailing health and on his doctor's advice, Mayor Bender resigned from office on January 26, 1971.
   
Bender's health suffered for several years and prevented his continuing in local politics, though he was close to [[Estes Kefauver]] and his campaign. In 1980 he died from congestive heart failure. His family continues to live in Chattanooga and the surrounding areas.
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Bender's health suffered for several years and prevented his continuing in local politics, though he was close to [[Estes Kefauver]] and his campaign. In 1980 he died from [[congestive heart failure]]. His family continues to live in Chattanooga and the surrounding areas.
   
 
The [[rose garden]] in Chattanooga's Warner Park is a testament to his time as Commissioner of Parks.
 
The [[rose garden]] in Chattanooga's Warner Park is a testament to his time as Commissioner of Parks.
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Bender, A. L.}}
[[Category:Mayors of places in Tennessee]]
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[[Category:Mayors of Chattanooga, Tennessee]]
 
[[Category:Tennessee Democrats]]
 
[[Category:Tennessee Democrats]]
 
[[Category:1916 births]]
 
[[Category:1916 births]]

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