George Moscone

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George Moscone
37th Mayor of San Francisco
In office
January 8, 1976 – November 27, 1978
Preceded by Joseph Alioto
Succeeded by Dianne Feinstein
Member of the California Senate
from the 6th district
In office
1971–1976
Preceded by (redistricted from 10th)
Succeeded by John Francis Foran
Member of the California Senate
from the 10th district
In office
1967–1971
Preceded by Harold Thomas Sedgwick
Succeeded by (redistricted into 6th)
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
In office
1963–1966
Personal details
Born George Richard Moscone
November 24, 1929(1929-11-24)
San Francisco, California
Died November 27, 1978(1978-11-27) (aged 49)
San Francisco City Hall
Resting place Holy Cross Cemetery

Colma, California

Nationality Italian-American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gina Bodanza
Children Jenifer, Rebecca, Christopher and Jonathan
Profession Attorney
Religion Roman Catholic
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1953-1956

George Richard Moscone (November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was an American lawyer and politician. He served the mayor of San Francisco from 1976 through 1978. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Early life[change | change source]

Moscone was born on November 24, 1929 in San Francisco, California.[1]. He studied at St. Ignatius College Preparatory and at University of the Pacific.

Moscone's grave

Personal life[change | change source]

Moscone was married to Gina Bodanza until his death. He had 4 children.

Mayoralty career[change | change source]

Moscone was mayor when he and Harvey Milk were shot dead by Dan White on November 27, 1978 in San Francisco City Hall. Moscone was later buried.

In popular culture[change | change source]

In the 2008 movie Milk, he was played by Victor Garber.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sward, Susan, Moscone's Time Was Anything But Quiet, November 26, 1998

Other websites[change | change source]