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David Dinkins

former mayor of New York City

David Norman Dinkins (born July 10, 1927) is an American politician and activist. He served as the 106th Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1990 through December 31, 1993. He lost reelection in 1993 to Rudy Giuliani. He was the first African American mayor of New York City.

David Dinkins
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106th Mayor of New York City
In office
January 1, 1990 – December 31, 1993
Preceded byEd Koch
Succeeded byRudy Giuliani
Borough President of Manhattan
In office
1986–1989
Preceded byAndrew Stein
Succeeded byRuth Messinger
Member of the New York State Assembly
from District 78
In office
1965–1967
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byEdward Stevenson
Personal details
Born
David Norman Dinkins

(1927-07-10) July 10, 1927 (age 92)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Joyce Burrows
Children2
ResidenceNew York City, New York
Alma materHoward University
Brooklyn Law School
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceSeal of the United States Marine Corps.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service1945–1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

Dinkins was born on July 10, 1927 in Trenton, New Jersey.[1] He studied at Harvard University and at the Brooklyn Law School. Dinkins is still married to Joyce Burrows. They have two children. He now lives in New York City.

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