Former Miami Beach Mayor, 98, Swears In His Son To Same Office

Nov 13, 2017

Seymour Gelber stood in front of a packed chamber at Miami Beach City Hall where he once presided as mayor. Now 98, with a dose of pride and humor, he swore his son Dan into the office he once held, commending him for his record of public service.

Seymour Gelber pointed out that even though Dan Gelber, 56, has held weighty positions in public life — federal prosecutor and a top lawmaker in Tallahassee — he’s never taken himself too seriously.

“These qualities will allow you to be the best mayor this city has ever had — present company included,” said the elder Gelber, inducing laughter from the audience.

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