Mitch Landrieu

American politician (born 1960)

Mitchell Joseph "Mitch" Landrieu[1] (/ˈlændr/ LAN-drew;[2] born August 16, 1960) is an American politician. He was the 61st Mayor of New Orleans from 2010 until 2018. Landrieu previously served as the 51st Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana from 2004 to 2010. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Mitch Landrieu
Coordinator in the White House for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Assumed office
November 15, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byOffice established
Senior Advisor to the President
Assumed office
November 15, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
61st Mayor of New Orleans
In office
May 3, 2010 – May 7, 2018
Preceded byRay Nagin
Succeeded byLaToya Cantrell
President of the United States Conference of Mayors
In office
Preceded byMick Cornett
Succeeded byStephen K. Benjamin
51st Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
In office
January 11, 2004 – May 3, 2010
GovernorKathleen Blanco
Bobby Jindal
Preceded byKathleen Blanco
Succeeded byScott Angelle
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
Preceded byMary Landrieu
Succeeded byTimothy Burns
  • 89th district (1988–1992)
  • 90th district (1992–2004)
Personal details
Mitchell Joseph Landrieu

(1960-08-16) August 16, 1960 (age 63)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Cheryl Quirk
RelationsMary Landrieu (sister)
ParentsMoon Landrieu (father)
EducationCatholic University (BA)
Loyola University, New Orleans (JD)

His father was Moon Landrieu, the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Jimmy Carter administration. His sister is former United States senator Mary Landrieu.

On November 14, 2021, President Joe Biden announced that Landrieu would be Senior Advisor responsible for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.[3] He assumed office with the signing of the bill into law on November 15, 2021.


  1. "Project Vote Smart – Lieutenant Governor Mitchell Joseph 'Mitch' Landrieu – Biography". August 16, 1960. Archived from the original on September 29, 2010. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  2. AP News Pronunciation Guide
  3. "President Biden Announces Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Coordinator". 14 November 2021.

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