David Dinkins

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David Dinkins
106th Mayor of New York City
In office
January 1, 1990 – December 31, 1993
Preceded byEd Koch
Succeeded byRudy Giuliani
Borough President of Manhattan
In office
Preceded byAndrew Stein
Succeeded byRuth Messinger
Member of the New York State Assembly
from District 78
In office
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byEdward Stevenson
Personal details
David Norman Dinkins

(1927-07-10)July 10, 1927
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedNovember 23, 2020(2020-11-23) (aged 93)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Joyce Burrows
(m. 1953; her death 2020)
ResidenceNew York City, New York
Alma materHoward University
Brooklyn Law School
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service1945–1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

David Norman Dinkins (July 10, 1927 – November 23, 2020) was an American politician and activist. He served as the 106th Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1990 through December 31, 1993. He lost reelection in 1993 to Rudy Giuliani. He was the first African American mayor of New York City.

Dinkins was born on July 10, 1927 in Trenton, New Jersey.[1] He studied at Harvard University and at the Brooklyn Law School. Dinkins was married to Joyce Burrows until her death in 2020. They had two children.

Dinkins died on November 23, 2020 at his home in New York City from respiratory failure, aged 93.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cheers, D. Michael. "Mayor of 'The Big Apple': 'nice guy' image helps David N. Dinkins in building multi-ethnic, multiracial coalition – New York City", Ebony (magazine), February 1990. Accessed September 4, 2008.
  2. McFadden, Robert D. (November 24, 2020). "David N. Dinkins, New York's First Black Mayor, Dies at 93". The New York Times. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  3. "Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins Dies at 93". NBC 4 New York. November 23, 2020. Retrieved November 23, 2020.

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