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Steven Bieda (#46759925)
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Bio Photo Steven Bieda, MPA, JD, LLM tax law, an attorney from Warren, Michigan, is a State Senator for the 9th District. He is former member of the Michigan House of Representatives (D-25 District) where he served from 2003 to 2009. Active in a number of historical organizations, Bieda recently headed up the Elijah Myers Memorial Project, an organization dedicated to raising funds for a permanent memorial marker illustrating the career of Elijah Myers. Previously, Bieda successfully spearheaded a campaign to erect a special monument at the gravesite of Felix Schlag, designer of the Jefferson Nickel, which Bieda designed and had erected in 2006. (pictured on Findagrave)
Among his other contributions, Bieda was the fundraiser for the Michigan Labor Legacy Project, raising over $1.5 million dollars for the erection of a monument to the labor movement in Hart Plaza on the Detroit Riverfront. Bieda also holds the distinction of designing one United States coin, the 1992 Olympic Half Dollar (reverse side) and contributed to the design of the Michigan State Quarter issued in 2004.
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Garver Graver
Eero Saarinen
Belated thanks for the Eero Saarinen photo. Best wishes for the New Year.
Added by Garver Graver on Dec 30, 2009 2:51 PM
Someone Who Cares...
QUESTION
Steve --

Would you like for me to mail you the NEWSWEEK magazine with the article about A. Saarinen in it???

Audrey
(Someone Who Cares...)
Added by Someone Who Cares... on Dec 23, 2009 7:54 PM
Someone Who Cares...
IDEA
OOOOh, I am pleased you reminded me regarding Eero. I wonder - with 2 yrs to go till the 50th -- and with your interest -- do you think there is a possibility of a big Retrospective of his work tha could be planned for a museum or the like?It always takes a couple of years to get everyone cooperative and to locate all the essential materials. What do yu think? Perhaps you might get the author of the Aline NEWSWEEK article to assist (they sometimes have contacts and info they don't get into print for lack of space, etc...) and make it a 'combo'!

IDEAS...IDEAS...

Heck - it would be marvelous to do the 'tribute' if not in your area - then in St. Louis as one of his major claims-to-fame is straddling the downtown there.

I wonder if there could be a display at the Museum of Modern Art? His TULIP CHAIR is such a beautiful design!

Heck -- why not a series of Saarinen displays and tributes!

Going out for a late lunch - will do a special 'toast' for Eero since today is a date of importance regarding him!
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By the way - are you familiar with Wm. Van Allen? He did the CHRYSLER BLDG. - the most magnificent structure in NYC! It is tragic, tragic, tragic there is so little material/ info on him. (There is an arch. award named for him - but that is all!) I added Wm & his wife on F.A.G. Maybe we can discuss them a bit too...
Added by Someone Who Cares... on Dec 01, 2009 1:30 PM
Someone Who Cares...
In The Spotlight - Aline Saarinen!!!
Steve --

NEWWEEK - Nov 16th, 2009.

It starts on page 57 - with a full page B&W pic of the St. Louis Arch under construction and between the two looming, unfinished spans is a quote from Aline Saarinen(placed atop the phtographic image):
"Taste in America is a singular
and fascinating phenomenon. It
follows no conveniently straight
path."
The title of the article is:
DESIGN - Eero Saarinen's better half
-by Cathleen McGuigan
/ (sub-title)
THE PURPOSE DRIVEN WIFE.
The body of the article is two full pages of text with a pair of nice, B&W snapshots
(1)- Eero & wife and very young son, Eames...
(2) - a very formally attired Aline standing next to a vintage TV camera.
Frankly - I am elated A.S. was given such a wonderful spotlight - and I am pleased "YOU" care too. I was beginning to think "I" was the only one (besides her clan) who remembered her...
If you are computer-smart, maybe you can pull the piece up on the NEWSWEEK website - or perhaps you will have to go to the library and XEROX a copy for your files.
Best to you this brisk winter day! Maybe we can chat again sometime...
Added by Someone Who Cares... on Nov 30, 2009 12:44 PM
Someone Who Cares...
note
Did you see the 3 page article in NEWSWEEK about Eero's wife last week? I was elated! Naturally it mentioned both of them but really spotlighted her! (It pretty much was a discussion of how she was a great talent forgotten!)
Added by Someone Who Cares... on Nov 18, 2009 7:32 PM
Frank Russo
RE: Clem Koshorek
Absolutely!
Added by Frank Russo on Nov 15, 2009 10:44 AM
Frank Russo
Clem Koshorek
I would like to use your grave picture of former major league player Clem Koshorek for my website, thedeadballera.com. Please let me know.
Added by Frank Russo on Nov 14, 2009 3:53 PM
Someone Who Cares...
Gratitude
Steve --

Indeed, there seems to be a variety of thoughts on the Who. What, When, Where and How of 'Eero'! I became so frustrated in my search for info on him I dialed up the Arch. firm he had founded. (It is now located in Conn.)I asked WHERE IS EERO BURIED to the eldest member of the firm and the poor old dottering fellow gave me a variety of ideas - none correct. I called an Art Museum (I forget where - just up in Mich...) and they finally contacted one of the children to tell me WHERE Eero and his wife were... (My eyes are crossed at the thought of how many times I was given FIRM INFORMATION -- ha!) So THANK YOU for the info. I did not add his hometown as the F.A.G. system does not list it nor will it allow me to list it in the designated area.
I have family in Mich. - Flint, Hale, Saginaw, Grand Blanc, Owasso and elsewhere.
I see by your bio you are an attorney - so is my Husband.
By the way - I did not have anything to do with the "96 Olympic Coin, however I was one of the 13 'Hometown Heroes' for the State of Arkansas and I carried the Olympic Flame and delivered the OLYMPIC MESSAGE to a Little Rock crowd of 65,000!
Added by Someone Who Cares... on Oct 13, 2009 8:10 PM
 

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