Former Evanston Alderman Frank K. Hoover has died.

The Chicago Tribune reports Hoover, 88, died Sept. 22 at Evanston Hospital.

Hoover served on the Evanston City Council from 1957 to 1962 as a 3rd Ward alderman and then from 1965 to 1981 as a 1st Ward aldermen.

Hoover, a World War II veteran, grew up in Evanston. He worked in the chemical industry after earning a degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University.

In addition to his service on the City Council, Hoover also served on the board of Evanston Hospital and Presbyterian Homes.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at  First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, 1427 Chicago Ave., where he had served as an elder.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Frank Hoover

    Few people have given as much to their hometown as Frank Hoover. His decades long leadership, whether in office or quietly  on the sidelines has contributed in no small way to making Evanston the wonderful town that it is today. We owe much to Frank Hoover and  we are glad that he was in our midst for so long. Stuart Opdycke…1327 Hinman

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