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London’s Living Treasure Ken Smith By Dillan Combs He started as a humble gro- cery manager. By 1975, he found himself as mayor of Lon- don, eventually serving multiple terms. How did Ken Smith do it? He said it was through his own faith. "The greatest thing was being able to help peo- ple you know needed help in the city. Maybe they needed a loan or couldn't do things them- selves. That was the best feeling of everything I did," Smith grew up in there wasn't much London during a said Smith. CONTINUED ON PAGE 12 Born in 1940, time where he says London’s Living Treasures Banquet 2019 11