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  1. The first mayor of the expanded city was Robert Anderson Van Wyck . The longest-serving mayors have been Fiorello H. La Guardia (1934-1945), Robert F. Wagner Jr. (1954–1965), Ed Koch (1978–1989) and Michael Bloomberg (2002–2013), each of whom was in office for twelve years (three successive four-year terms).

  2. Abraham David Beame (March 20, 1906 – February 10, 2001) [2] was an American accountant, investor, and Democratic Party politician who was the 104th mayor of New York City, in office from 1974 to 1977. [3] As mayor, he presided over the city during the 1975 New York City fiscal crisis, when the city was almost forced to declare bankruptcy.

    • Mary Ingerman, ​ ​(m. 1928; died 1995)​
    • Ed Koch
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  4. Jan 3, 2023 · The Mayor of New York City is the executive director of the New York City Government, as stipulated in the New York City statutes. Tiffany Cangialosi 01-03-2023 2 minutes 58, seconds read 0 Replies Fiorello La Guardia, mayor from 1934 to 1945, had a Jewish mother, but Beame was the first mayor of New York City who was an observant Jew.

  5. Mayor Abe Beame was the first mayor of New York City who practiced the Jewish religion. He was honored multiple times for his charitable and civic contributions by various city groups. Abraham was awarded the Townsend Harris medal in 1957 to recognize his leadership in the community. Many historians and political experts have examined time in ...

  6. Nov 6, 2012 · On November 6, 1973, Abe Beame was elected mayor of New York, the first practicing Jew to become chief executive of the world’s most Jewish city. (In terms of Jewish law, Fiorello LaGuardia, whose mother was Jewish, was also a Jewish mayor, but “the Little Flower” himself was a practicing Episcopalian.)

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  7. First Jewish Mayor Elected in N.Y. Abraham D. Beame took more than 60 percent of the vote yesterday to become New York City’s 104th mayor and the first Jew to hold that post. As expected the 67 ...

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