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  LaGuardia, Fiorello
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NameFiorello LaGuardia
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New York, New York , United States
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Born December 11, 1882
DiedSeptember 20, 1947 (64 years)
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Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Dec 11, 2015 07:41pm
Tags Italian - Cancer - Freemason -
InfoFiorello LaGuardia was born in New York City on 11th December, 1882. The family moved to Hungary in 1898. La Guardia worked at the American consulates in Budapest, Trieste and Fiume (Rijeka) before returning to the United States in 1906.

While working as an interpreter for the United States Immigration Service at Ellis Island, La Guardia studied law at New York University. La Guardia was admitted to the bar in 1910 but his real love was politics and in 1916 was elected to the House of Representatives as a progressive Republican. When the United States entered the First World War La Guardia joined the US Air Service and served on the Italian-Austrian front.

After the Armistice La Guardia returned to Congress. An opponent of prohibition, La Guardia campaigned for women's suffrage and an end to child labour. In 1932 he co-sponsored with George Norris, the Norris-La Guardia Act, which restricted the courts' power to ban strikes.

La Guardia was elected mayor of New York City in 1933. Over the next twelve years he developed a reputation as an honest and efficient administrator. A supporter of the New Deal, La Guardia expanded the city's social-welfare services and began a program of providing low-cost housing.

In 1945 La Guardia decided against seeking re-election in 1945. The following year he became director general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Fiorello La Guardia died on 20th September, 1947. His autobiography, Making of an Insurgent, was published posthumously in 1948.



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  09/16/1941 NYC Mayor- R Primary Won 59.29% (+18.58%)
  07/28/1940 US President - R Convention Lost 0.05% (-47.54%)
  07/01/1940 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-49.76%)
  07/01/1940 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-72.16%)
  11/02/1937 New York City Mayor Won 60.09% (+20.28%)
  09/16/1937 NYC Mayor - D Primary Lost 8.16% (-49.83%)
  09/16/1937 NYC Mayor - R Primary Won 63.77% (+27.54%)
  11/07/1933 New York City Mayor Won 40.35% (+12.05%)
  06/27/1933 NYC Mayor - FUS Convention Won 91.30% (+82.61%)
  11/08/1932 NY District 20 Lost 46.95% (-3.76%)
  11/04/1930 NY District 20 Won 52.08% (+9.31%)
  11/05/1929 New York City Mayor Lost 25.73% (-34.98%)
  09/17/1929 NYC Mayor - R Primary Won 78.62% (+57.25%)
  11/06/1928 NY District 20 Won 50.11% (+4.61%)
  11/02/1926 NY District 20 Won 47.06% (+0.28%)
  11/04/1924 NY District 20 Won 42.70% (+14.35%)
  11/07/1922 NY District 20 Won 38.30% (+0.76%)
  09/13/1921 NYC Mayor - R Primary Lost 21.71% (-37.09%)
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  11/05/1918 NY District 14 Won 69.73% (+39.90%)
  11/07/1916 NY District 14 Won 43.28% (+2.12%)
  11/03/1914 NY District 14 Lost 33.93% (-12.59%)
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NY District 19 Special - Feb 19, 1946 ALP Johannes Steel
New York City Mayor - Nov 06, 1945 R Newbold Morris
NY US President - Nov 05, 1940 D Franklin Delano Roosevelt
NY District 14 Special - Feb 06, 1940 D Morris Michael Edelstein
US House Speaker - Dec 07, 1925 R Henry Allen Cooper
US President National Vote - Nov 04, 1924 R Robert Marion La Follette
NY US President - Nov 04, 1924 R Robert Marion La Follette