Robert Moses

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Robert Moses (December 18, 1888 – July 29, 1981) was an American urban planner and politician. He worked mainly in the New York metropolitan area. He was known as the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County. His works helped modernized and shape the Manhattan skyline.[1]

From 1927 to 1929, Moses was the Secretary of State of New York. In 1934, he was the Republican nominee for Governor. He lost the election to Herbert H. Lehman.

Moses was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He studied at Yale University, Oxford University and at Columbia University. Moses died on July 29, 1981 in West Islip, New York from heart disease, aged 92.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Goldberger, Paul (July 30, 1981). "Robert Moses, Master Builder, is Dead at 92". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2009.