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Name:    Gundlach, John
Profession:  Politician
Category:  Politics and Government
Description:    John Gundlach was president of the city council and a Civic League activist at the beginning of the 20th century. He emerged on the national scene as a board member of the American Civic Association. He advocated the "city as business" analogy that was the philosophy behind the 1907 City Plan. His theory was that management of the city was best left in the hands of an enlightened few, rather than a fully democratic decision making process.

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