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August 15, 1990 | MICHAEL SZYMANSKI, Szymanski is a Los Angeles free-lance writer
Their countries no longer exist as independent entities. They have no governments to report to. Yet, three diplomats from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania still wave their flags in Los Angeles with hopes that someday soon they will be representing more than a dream. For almost half a century, Los Angeles has been the only city in the world with honorary consulates for all three Baltic states.
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August 15, 1990 | MICHAEL SZYMANSKI, Szymanski is a Los Angeles free-lance writer
Their countries no longer exist as independent entities. They have no governments to report to. Yet, three diplomats from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania still wave their flags in Los Angeles with hopes that someday soon they will be representing more than a dream. For almost half a century, Los Angeles has been the only city in the world with honorary consulates for all three Baltic states.
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October 27, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leo E. Anderson, former grandmaster of Masons for California and Hawaii, chairman of the California Republican Central Committee, and for 53 years Los Angeles' consul from Latvia, has died. He was 91. Anderson, of Pasadena, died Oct. 20. A 33rd degree Mason, the top rank in the religious and philanthropic organization, Anderson served as grandmaster of Masons for the two states in 1958.
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January 12, 1986 | JERRY COHEN, Times Staff Writer
When, at the age of 30, Leo Anderson was offered the unsalaried job as honorary consul in Los Angeles for the Republic of Latvia 53 years ago, he thought to himself: "Why not? I'll try anything once." Franklin Delano Roosevelt was beginning his first term. Latvia and her sister Baltic republics, Lithuania and Estonia, were enjoying independence after centuries of subjugation. World War II, which would erase the three little nations, was only an angry rumor.
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