Moon Landrieu

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Moon Landrieu
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7th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office
September 24, 1979 – January 20, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byPatricia Harris
Succeeded bySamuel Pierce
56th Mayor of New Orleans
In office
May 4, 1970 – May 1, 1978
Preceded byVictor H. Schiro
Succeeded byErnest Nathan Morial
At Large Member of the New Orleans City Council
In office
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
Preceded byJ. Marshall Brown
Succeeded byEddie Sapir
Personal details
Maurice Edwin Landrieu

(1930-07-23)July 23, 1930
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedSeptember 5, 2022(2022-09-05) (aged 92)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Verna Satterlee Landrieu
Alma materLoyola University New Orleans
ProfessionAttorney; Politician
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1954-1957

Maurice Edwin Landrieu, known as Moon Landrieu (July 23, 1930 – September 5, 2022) was an American politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He served as Mayor of New Orleans from 1970 to 1978.[1] His son was Mitch Landrieu, the former Mayor of New Orleans and his daughter was 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.

Landrieu died on September 5, 2022 at his home in New Orleans at the age of 92.[2] The cause of death was heart failure after having a heart attack.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Morial retains racial mix inherited from Landrieu, The Times-Picayune, May 6, 1980.
  2. Moon Landrieu, mayor who bridged Black and White New Orleans, dies at 92
  3. "Remembering Moon Landrieu Who Transformed New Orleans". Time. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
  4. "Moon Landrieu, New Orleans mayor who led on civil rights, dies at 92". Spokesman. Retrieved September 13, 2022.

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