George Moscone

American politician who served as Mayor of San Francisco

George Richard Moscone (November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was an American lawyer and politician. He served the mayor of San Francisco from 1976 through 1978. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

George Moscone
A bust of Moscone
37th Mayor of San Francisco
In office
January 8, 1976 – November 27, 1978
Preceded byJoseph Alioto
Succeeded byDianne Feinstein
Member of the California Senate
from the 6th district
In office
Preceded by(redistricted from 10th)
Succeeded byJohn Francis Foran
Member of the California Senate
from the 10th district
In office
Preceded byHarold Thomas Sedgwick
Succeeded by(redistricted into 6th)
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
In office
Personal details
George Richard Moscone

(1929-11-24)November 24, 1929
San Francisco, California, U.S.
DiedNovember 27, 1978(1978-11-27) (aged 49)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Resting placeHoly Cross Cemetery Colma, California
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Gina Bodanza
ChildrenJenifer, Rebecca, Christopher and Jonathan
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1953-1956

Early life Edit

Moscone was born on November 24, 1929 in San Francisco, California.[1] He studied at St. Ignatius College Preparatory and at University of the Pacific.

Moscone's grave

Personal life Edit

Moscone was married to Gina Bodanza until his death. He had 4 children.

Mayoralty career Edit

Moscone was mayor when he and Harvey Milk were shot dead by Dan White on November 27, 1978 in San Francisco City Hall. Moscone was later buried.

In popular culture Edit

In the 2008 movie Milk, he was played by Victor Garber.

References Edit

  1. Sward, Susan, Moscone's Time Was Anything But Quiet, November 26, 1998

Other websites Edit