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Bust of slain official unveiled

May 23, 2008|From the Associated Press

Almost 30 years after his assassination by a fellow city lawmaker, Harvey Milk is returning to San Francisco City Hall.

A bronze bust of the first openly gay politician to win an elected office of any prominence was scheduled to be unveiled Thursday evening on what would have been Milk's 78th birthday.

Milk is the first non-mayor to have his likeness permanently installed in the civic building.

He was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 and shot to death a year later along with Mayor George Moscone by Dan White, a former police officer who had just resigned his supervisor's seat.

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