Maurice Edwin Landrieu, known as Moon Landrieu (born July 23, 1930) is an American politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He served as Mayor of New Orleans from 1970 to 1978. His son is Mitch Landrieu, the former Mayor of New Orleans and his daughter is the former United States senator Mary Landrieu.
|7th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development|
September 24, 1979 – January 20, 1981
|Preceded by||Patricia Harris|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Pierce|
|56th Mayor of New Orleans|
May 4, 1970 – May 1, 1978
|Preceded by||Victor H. Schiro|
|Succeeded by||Ernest Nathan Morial|
|At Large Member of the New Orleans City Council|
|Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||J. Marshall Brown|
|Succeeded by||Eddie Sapir|
Maurice Edwin Landrieu
July 23, 1930
Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana
|Spouse(s)||Verna Satterlee Landrieu|
|Alma mater||Loyola University New Orleans|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1954-1957|
He also is a former judge. He represented New Orleans' Twelfth Ward in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1960 to 1966. He served on the New Orleans City Council as a member at-large from 1966 to 1970.
Landrieu was the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under U.S. President Jimmy Carter from 1979 to 1981.
- Morial retains racial mix inherited from Landrieu, The Times-Picayune, May 6, 1980.