Richard Joseph Riordan (born May 1, 1930) is an American investment banker, businessman, lawyer, Korean War veteran, and former Republican politician. Riordan was the 39th Mayor of Los Angeles . Elected in 1993 and re-elected in 1997 , he served until 2001, when he was term limited.
Rick Riordan, in full Richard Russell Riordan, Jr., (born June 5, 1964, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.), American author and teacher who was perhaps best known for his hugely popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series, which blends Greek mythology with modern-day characters and settings.
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Richard Russell Riordan, Jr. (/ ˈ r aɪər d ə n / RIRE-dən; born June 5, 1964) is an American author, best known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Riordan's books have been translated into forty-two languages and sold more than thirty million copies in the United States.
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Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels for young readers, including the Percy Jackson series, and the Kane Chronicles.
May 19, 2022 · Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has endorsed developer Rick Caruso for mayor, according to a release Caruso’s campaign sent out Thursday.
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May 21, 2018 · Richard Joseph Riordan (born 1930), a multimillionaire businessman and civic leader seeking public office for the first time, was elected mayor of Los Angeles on June 8, 1993. He had promised to revitalize the riot-torn city and put 3,000 more police on the streets. He won praise even from political adversaries for decisive leadership following ...