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Monroe Cornish

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On the evening of July 22, 1983 ten candidates running for mayor of Baltimore sat in a circle in the TV studios of WBAL-TV - each was invited to make the case why he should be mayor. Included were incumbent Mayor William Donald Schaefer, prominent attorney William Billy Murphy, and one other, a town character of sorts with no political experience but plenty of eccentric carryings-on named Monroe Cornish--whom everybody called crazy. But as the election turned out there was a question of who really was crazy.

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