by Allen J. Sheinman | November 05, 2010

The list


1. George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston: Brown (1898-1983) was a noted entrepreneur/builder who was instrumental in the political rise of Lyndon B. Johnson.

2. Cobo Center, Detroit: named for Albert E. Cobo (1893-1957), mayor of Detroit from 1950-1957

3. John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston: Hynes (1897-1970) was mayor of Boston from 1950-1960.

4. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City: Javits (1904-1986) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947-1954, the New York attorney general from 1954-1957 and a member of U.S. Senate from 1957-1980.

5. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh: Lawrence (1889-1966) was mayor of Pittsburgh from 1949-1959 and governor of Pennsylvania from 1959-1963.

6. McCormick Place, Chicago: named for Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), World War I hero and longtime owner of the Chicago Tribune

7. Moscone Center, San Francisco: named for George R. Moscone (1929-1978), mayor of San Francisco from 1976 to 1978, when he was assassinated by former board of supervisors member Dan White during a rampage in which White also killed board member Harvey Milk

8. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center: named for Ernest N. Morial (1929-1989), first African-American mayor of New Orleans from 1977-1985

9. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill.: Stephens (1928-2007) served as the first mayor of Rosemont beginning in 1956, and was thought to be the longest serving mayor in the United States when he died while still holding the office after more than a half-century.

10. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.: Washington (1915-2003) was appointed mayor-commissioner of the District of Columbia from 1967-1974 and was the elected mayor of D.C. From 1975-1979.

Source: Meetings & Conventions