Strickland exits as a tough political foe and dominant force in local politics

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: December 31, 2023 2:48 PM CT | Published: December 30, 2023 4:00 AM CT

With an ability to cross racial lines, the outgoing Memphis mayor was a boss who knew how to delegate and trust experts but did not abdicate responsibility for making decisions. 


Subscriber Only Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland A C Wharton Jr. Doug McGowen Kyle Veazey Ursula Madden Tami Sawyer

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Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman is an enterprise and investigative reporter who focuses on local government and politics. A native Rhode Islander who lives in Midtown, he enjoys tennis, golf and reading.

Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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