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Day in History: Macalester College honors Earl McGee

Staff WriterMay 26, 2019

1994 – 25 years ago

• Earl McGee of Rochester, a retired IBM manager, has been named a Macalester Distinguished Citizen by Macalester College in St. Paul. McGee graduated from the school in 1954. McGee is a former president of the Rochester branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and has been active in a variety of civic and church organizations.

1969 – 50 years ago

• Comedian Jack Benny arrived in Rochester this week. He is visiting with William Goetz, a top Hollywood movie producer who underwent surgery and has been staying at the Kahler Hotel. This is Benny’s first trip to Rochester since April 1965, when he appeared in concert with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra at Mayo Civic Auditorium.

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