Herman Badillo

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Herman Badillo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st district
In office
January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1977
Preceded byJames H. Scheuer
Succeeded byRobert Garcia
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byJacob H. Gilbert
Succeeded byJonathan B. Bingham
8th Borough President of The Bronx
In office
Preceded byJoseph F. Periconi
Succeeded byRobert Abrams
Personal details
Born(1929-08-21)August 21, 1929
Caguas, Puerto Rico
DiedDecember 3, 2014(2014-12-03) (aged 85)
Manhattan, New York, United States
NationalityUnited States
Political partyDemocrat until the late 1990s; afterward Republican
Alma materBrooklyn Law School
City College of New York

Herman Badillo (August 21, 1929 – December 3, 2014) was an American politician. He was a borough president, United States Representative and candidate for Mayor of New York City. He was the first Puerto Rican to have been elected to these posts and been a mayoral candidate in the continental United States.

Badillo died on December 3, 2014 of congestive heart failure in Manhattan, New York, aged 85.[1]

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  1. "Herman Badillo, Congressman and Fixture of New York Politics, dies at 85". New York Times.com. Retrieved December 4, 2014.

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