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DUFFY, Clarence W. "Rainbow"

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DUFFY, Clarence W. "Rainbow" (Dubuque, IA, Sept. 3, 1921-Dubuque, IA, Dec. 16, 1990). Member, Dubuque Human Rights Commission. Duffy, one of the founders of the South End Club, was an editor of the LITTLE DUBLIN NEWS. This association proved controversial in 1983 when he applied to become a member of the Dubuque Human Rights Commission. Racial and ethnic jokes published in the News led to a coalition of twenty-five groups being formed to force Duffy from commission membership. The City Council reaffirmed Duffy's appointment by a vote of 6-1.