Friends and family pay tribute to Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. at iHeartMEDIA during the Freeman Bosley Jr. Show on Hallelujah 1600 AM. April 2023
Friends and family pay tribute to Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. at iHeartMEDIA during the Freeman Bosley Jr. Show on Hallelujah 1600 AM. April 2023

During a break on the Freeman Bosley Jr Show, friends and family, filled the iHeart Radio station to give a surprise tribute to the Honorable Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. Freeman quipped, “I got Hoodwinked,” (AKA Duped) as he smiled from ear to ear. He was truly surprised.

State Representative LaKeySha Bosley, also Freeman’s sister started off with, “30 years,” which was how long it has been since Freeman Bosley Jr. was elected as Mayor of St. Louis on April 20, 1993. “Thirty years is not a long time. I am 30 years old,” said LaKeySha.

L to R Felicia Hampton, Brandon Bosley, (brother) Z-Man, Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr, LaKeySha Bosley (sister) and Tim Pearson. April 2023
L to R Felicia Hampton, Brandon Bosley, (brother) Z-Man, Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr, LaKeySha Bosley (sister) and Tim Pearson. April 2023

In the room was Freeman’s brother and former Alderman, Brandon Bosley, Rep. LaKeySha¬†Bosley (sister), Tim Pearson, Z-Man and Felicia Hampton. Tim Person and Z-Man were with Freeman during his 1993 campaign.

VIDEO: Listen to Mayor Bosley’s family and friends bare witness to all the good things he did for the City of St. Louis during his administration.

HISTORY:
Freeman Bosley Jr. is a former politician who served as the mayor of St. Louis, Missouri from 1993 to 1997. He was the first African American to be elected as the mayor of St. Louis.

Tribute to Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. with family and frinds at iHeartRadio, St. Louis. April 2023
Tribute to Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. with family and frinds at iHeartRadio, St. Louis. April 2023

Bosley was born on July 20, 1954, in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1980 and began his career as a lawyer.

In 1993, Bosley ran for mayor of St. Louis and won the election, defeating incumbent mayor Vincent C. Schoemehl Jr. During his tenure as mayor, Bosley faced numerous challenges, including a high crime rate and a struggling economy.

Bosley was defeated in the 1997 mayoral election by Clarence Harmon. After leaving office, he returned to his law practice and remained active in local politics.

Overall, Freeman Bosley Jr. played an important role in St. Louis politics as the first African American mayor of the city, and his legacy continues to be discussed and analyzed by scholars and political analysts.

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