William O'Dwyer

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William O'Dwyer
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100th Mayor of New York City[1]
In office
January 1, 1946 – August 31, 1950
Preceded byFiorello H. La Guardia
Succeeded byVincent R. Impellitteri
Kings County District Attorney
In office
January 1, 1940 – August 1, 1945
Preceded byWilliam F.X. Geoghan
Succeeded byGeorge J. Beldock
United States Ambassador to Mexico
In office
November 23, 1950 – December 6, 1952
Appointed byHarry S. Truman
Preceded byWalter C. Thurston
Succeeded byFrancis White
Personal details
Born(1890-07-11)July 11, 1890
Bohola, County Mayo, Ireland
DiedNovember 24, 1964(1964-11-24) (aged 74)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
  • Catherine Lenihan
    (m. 1916; died 1946)
  • Elizabeth Sloan Simpson
    (m. 1949; div. 1953)
Alma materFordham University Law School
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1942–1945
RankUS Army O7 shoulderboard rotated.svg Brigadier General
Battles/warsWorld War II

William O'Dwyer (July 11, 1890 – November 24, 1964) was an American politician. He was the 100th Mayor of New York City. He was mayor from January 1946 to August 1950.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Green Book: Mayors of the City of New York" Archived May 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine on the official NYC website
  2. City of New York, William O'Dwyer, 100th Mayor, 1946—1950 (1890 - 1964) Archived 2012-08-07 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved November 23, 2013

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