Summary: two-term mayor of New York City, New York from 1966 to 1974 who also served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1955 to 1957 and presided over New York City during a turbulent period marked by racial strife, strikes, near financial disaster, and an alienation of the middle class, in which he lost the Republican mayoral primary election in 1969 but went on to win the general election as the candidate of the Liberal and Independent parties, who became a Democrat in 1971 and launched several unsuccessful bids for the presidency.
Cause of Death: Complications from pneumonia and Parkinson's disease
Born: November 24, 1921
Died: December 19, 2000
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina