White had resigned his post just months earlier, and had unsuccessfully asked that he be reinstated. We strive for accuracy and fairness. Marine who was accused of killing president john f. In 1977, he easily won his third bid, and was inaugurated as a san francisco city-county supervisor on january 9, 1978. And indicate that you would like to subscribe to history emails. As a result of white’s downgraded conviction, peaceful demonstrations by castro’s gay community outside city hall turned violent.
His election made national and international headlines. After graduating from the new york state college for teachers in 1951, milk joined the u. Returning to the campaign trail in 1977, he sought to broaden his appeal beyond the gay community through promises to reform the tax code to boost industry, create low-income housing and establish day care centers for working mothers.