La Guardia, Fiorello

   American politician. Born in New York City, he was educated in Prescott, Arizona. Later his family went to Budapest where he obtained employment in the US consulate. On his return to the US, he opened a law office. He later became New York State deputy attorney general, and was elected to Congress in 1916. In 1932 he became mayor of New York. Subsequently he became director general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.

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  • La Guardia, Fiorello H. — ▪ mayor of New York City in full  Fiorello Henry La Guardia   born , Dec. 11, 1882, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 20, 1947, New York       American politician and lawyer who served three terms (1933–45) as mayor of New York City.       La… …   Universalium

  • LA GUARDIA, FIORELLO HENRY — (1882–1947), U.S. congressman and mayor of New York City. La Guardia, who was born in New York City to a mother of Jewish descent and an Italian father, was raised as a Protestant. At the age of 20, La Guardia was appointed U.S. consul in Fiume.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • La Guardia, Fiorello Henry — (1882 1947)    Fiorello La Guardia was born in New York City and raised in Arizona. His family went to Trieste, Italy, in 1898, and La Guardia worked for the United States consular service. From 1904 to 1906, he was acting consular agent in Fiume …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • La Guardia,Fiorello Henry — La Guar·di·a (lə gwärʹdē ə), Fiorello Henry. Known as “the Little Flower.” 1882 1947. American politician who was a U.S. representative from New York (1917 1921 and 1923 1933) and mayor of New York City (1934 1945). * * * …   Universalium

  • La Guardia, Fiorello H(enry) — born Dec. 11, 1882, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 20, 1947, New York City U.S. politician, mayor of New York City (1933–45). He practiced law in New York City from 1910 before serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (1917, 1918–21,… …   Universalium

  • La Guardia, Fiorello H(enry) — (11 dic. 1882, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.–20 sep. 1947, Nueva York). Político estadounidense, alcalde de Nueva York (1933–45). Ejerció como abogado en Nueva York a partir de 1910, antes de ingresar a la Cámara de Representantes (1917, 1918–21,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Fiorello La Guardia — 99.º Alcalde de la Ciudad de Nueva York 1 de enero de 1934 – 31 de diciembre de 1945 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Fiorello La Guardia — [Fiorello La Guardia] (1882–1947) a popular ↑mayor of New York (1933–45). He was known as the ‘Little Flower’, which is what Fiorello means in Italian. He began his career as a Republican politician and was elected to the US Congress (1917–19 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fiorello La Guardia — LaGuardia redirects here. For the airport, see LaGuardia Airport. For other meanings, see La Guardia. Fiorello La Guardia 99th Mayor of New York City In office January …   Wikipedia

  • Fiorello H. La Guardia — Infobox Officeholder name = Fiorello Henry La Guardia caption = order = Mayor of New York City term start = January 1, 1934 term end = December 31, 1945 predecessor = John P. O Brien successor = William O Dwyer birth date = birth… …   Wikipedia

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