Maurice Ferré

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Maurice Ferré
Maurice Ferre 2009.jpg
32nd and 34th Mayor of Miami
In office
November 8, 1973 – November 14, 1985
Preceded byDavid T. Kennedy
Succeeded byXavier Suárez
In office
April 19, 1973 – August 17, 1973
Preceded byDavid T. Kennedy
Succeeded byDavid T. Kennedy
Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 91st District
In office
March 1967 – March 1968
Preceded byDick Renick
Succeeded byDick Renick
Personal details
Born(1935-06-23)June 23, 1935
Ponce, Puerto Rico
DiedSeptember 19, 2019(2019-09-19) (aged 84)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mercedes Ferré
ResidenceMiami, Florida
Alma materUniversity of Miami

Maurice A. Ferré (June 23, 1935 – September 19, 2019) was an American politician. He was a six-term Mayor of Miami, from 1973 through 1985. Ferré was the first Puerto Rican-born United States mayor and the first Hispanic Mayor of Miami.[1]

He was an unsuccessful candidate in the 2010 elections for the U.S. Senate seat for Florida vacated by Mel Martínez for the Democratic primary.

Ferré died on September 19, 2019 at a Miami hospital from spinal cancer at the age of 84.[2]

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