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  Riordan, Richard
NameRichard Riordan
Los Angeles, California , United States
Born May 01, 1930 (86 years)
Last ModifedPatrick
Dec 06, 2006 03:52pm
Tags Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Catholic -
InfoRichard Riordan was born in Flushing, New York in 1930. He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Princeton University in 1952, after which he served in the Korean War as a U.S. Army field artillery officer. After leaving the Army, Riordan attended the University of Michigan, where he earned a law degree. He went on to become a successful attorney and businessman, forming the law firm of Riordan & McKinzie during the early 1970s. In June of 1993, Riordan was elected to succeed long-term Mayor Tom Bradley to become the 39th mayor of Los Angeles. He assumed office on July 1, 1993. On April 8, 1997, more than 60 percent of Los Angeles voters reelected him to a second term that concluded on June 30, 2001. Riordan is married to Nancy Daly Riordan and they have three daughters.



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Apr 28, 2005 10:00am News Riordan to Quit Post in Education  Article Summer Intern 
Jul 07, 2004 12:00am News Riordan calls kid a 'stupid, dirty girl' at book event  Article Summer Intern 

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