Wilkinson, Frank, 1914-2006


Administrator with the Los Angeles Public Housing Authority responsible for recommending sites for the post-World War II public housing program. In this capacity, he recommended and the City Council and Housing Authority apporved sites outside the barrios or ghettos of Los Angeles. The placement of these sites was characterized as "creeping socialism" by those opposed. Wilkinson's personal affiliations became an issue, and his life as a target of government harassment and scrutiny began. -- Loyola Law Review

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