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Ed Arnold, former Palo Alto mayor and soft-spoken council member, dies at 96

Original post made on Jul 15, 2014

Edward Samuel Arnold, Jr., a longtime stockbroker who served on the Palo Alto City Council for a decade during the city's politically tumultuous 1960s, died July 6 following a period of declining health.

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Posted by Palo Alto native
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:18 pm

My condolences to the Arnold Clan. So glad Ed made it to 96. We men tend not to live into our 90s; testimony to a part of Eds inner strength. Although on opposite sides of Palo Alto development, nonetheless Ed, thanks 4 your service to our community.


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a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jul 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Ed was a really nice guy and was able to keep Palo Alto functioning when the anti war group in the 1960's were trying to destroy the city. He made some real difficult decision and had great integrity. No one ever questioned his honesty.


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