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Fiorello La Guardia

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Fiorello La Guardia's Biography

Fiorello Henry LaGuardia ( /fiəˈrɛloʊ ləˈɡwɑrdiə/; born Fiorello Enrico La Guardia; December 11, 1882 – September 20, 1947) was Mayor of New York for three terms from 1934 to 1945 as a Republican. Previously he was elected to Congress in 1916 and 1918, and again from 1922 through 1930. Irascible, energetic and charismatic, he craved publicity and is acclaimed as one of the three or four greatest mayors in American history. Only five feet tall, he was called "the Little Flower" (Fiorello is Italian for "little flower").

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New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia observes a buttonhole maker at work.
New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia observes a buttonhole maker at work.
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  • Bill de Blasio's Middle Ground - The New Yorker

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    But it doesn't represent a complete break with the recent past, and it certainly doesn't mark a return to the days of Fiorello La Guardia, whom the mayor referred to in his speech. Bloomberg, during his three terms, created or preserved about
  • Maybe Good Teachers Shouldn't Run Schools | Scripted ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    They can't afford to be political or partisan because, as Fiorello La Guardia once said, “there is no Republican or Democrat way of cleaning the streets.” They cross party lines and make compromises as a regular part of their work.
  • De Blasio, Unbowed | RealClearPolitics

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    ... if you're talking about income inequality and other structural inequalities in this society, a lot of people take exception to that," he said in an interview last week in his City Hall office whose centerpiece is the desk used by

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