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Bob Filner, Then
Born: September 4, 1942, in Pittsburgh. Grew up there and in Queens, New York. His father was a businessman who raised money for Martin Luther King Jr. beginning in the '50s. In 1957, organized a group of fellow high school students to attend a civil rights march in Washington, D.C.

Then: Sophomore at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York.
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Published on May 04, 2011

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