Moon Landrieu

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Moon Landrieu
Moon Landrieu official portrait.jpg
7th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office
September 24, 1979 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Patricia Harris
Succeeded by Samuel Pierce
56th Mayor of New Orleans
In office
May 4, 1970 – May 1, 1978
Preceded by Victor H. Schiro
Succeeded by Ernest Nathan Morial
At Large Member of the New Orleans City Council
In office
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by J. Marshall Brown
Succeeded by Eddie Sapir
Personal details
Born Maurice Edwin Landrieu
(1930-07-23) July 23, 1930 (age 88)
Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Verna Satterlee Landrieu
Children 9
Alma mater Loyola University New Orleans
Profession Attorney; Politician
Religion Roman Catholicism
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1954-1957

Maurice Edwin Landrieu, known as Moon Landrieu (born July 23, 1930) is an American politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He served as Mayor of New Orleans from 1970 to 1978.[1] His son is Mitch Landrieu, the current Mayor of New Orleans and his daughter is the former United States senator Mary Landrieu.

He also is a former judge. He represented New Orleans' Twelfth Ward in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1960 to 1966. He served on the New Orleans City Council as a member at-large from 1966 to 1970.

Landrieu was the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under U.S. President Jimmy Carter from 1979 to 1981.

References[change | change source]

  1. Morial retains racial mix inherited from Landrieu, The Times-Picayune, May 6, 1980.

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