Ruth Messinger

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Ruth Messinger
Ruth Messinger 2012.jpg
Messinger in 2012
24th Borough President of Manhattan
In office
January 1, 1990 – December 31, 1997
Preceded byDavid Dinkins
Succeeded byC. Virginia Fields
Personal details
BornNovember 6, 1940 (1940-11-06) (age 80)
New York City
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Andrew Lachman
Children3
Alma materRadcliffe College
University of Oklahoma
OccupationPresident/CEO, American Jewish World Service

Ruth Wyler Messinger (born November 6, 1940) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party as well as the Democratic Socialists of America. She was the Democratic nominee for Mayor of New York City in 1997 losing to Rudy Giuliani. Messinger was the 24th Borough President of Manhattan from 1990 to 1997.

In 2015 she was named as one of The Forward 50 along with Senator Bernie Sanders.[1]

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  1. November 11, 2015 (2015-11-07). "Forward 50 2015 –". Forward.com. Retrieved 2015-11-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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