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Former Dartmouth mayor Dan Brownlow dies at 93

Dan Brownlow, one of Dartmouth's longest serving politicians, died Wednesday at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building at the age of 93.

Served as mayor from 1976 to 1985

Dan Brownlow, one of Dartmouth's longest serving politicians, died Wednesday at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building at the age of 93.

Brownlow was the mayor of Dartmouth for three terms, beginning in 1976 and ending in 1985.

Mike Brownlow said his father left a lasting mark in community service.

Dan Brownlow was the mayor of Dartmouth for three terms, beginning in 1976 and ending in 1985. (CBC)

"His legacy is really serving the people in Dartmouth. I mean, he certainly was instrumental in things like the Dartmouth Sportsplex and the Dartmouth General Hospital," said Mike Brownlow told CBC News on Wednesday.

"I always say that he helped resolve the Micmac Rotary situation. But his big thing was representing people and bringing good strong fiscally responsible leadership to the city."

Dan Brownlow was hailed as a calm and respectful leader by Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie.

"Mayor Brownlow was a true gentleman, who served the people of Dartmouth with great integrity and commitment," Baillie said in a statement.

"Mr. Brownlow led Dartmouth through a time of growth and left Dartmouth a great place to live and raise a family. He had a very strong sense of responsibility to his community and all its citizens. He will be greatly missed."

Brownlow is survived by four sons and was predeceased by his wife.

A funeral is being planned for Aug. 3.

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