Remembering Dempsey Travis

by Joe Zekas on 7/2/09

The Tribune is reporting that Dempsey Travis, one of Chicago’s most accomplished real estate developers, died in his home today, at the age of 89.

In the video above Dempsey Travis reminisces about his childhood and his mother, and talks about some of his philanthropic efforts. Many people today are saying about Travis what he said in this video about his close friend Mayor Harold Washington – “sincerely a good man, a legitimate, good man.”

See more of our extended interview with Dempsey Travis, including a visit to his home, at our South Triangle playlist at YouTube.

More about Dempsey Travis in this Sun-Times article.

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