Fiorello LaGuardia

Fiorello LaGuardia was born in 1882, a native from New York, New York. Many people may not recognize the name. Nevertheless, he was the Mayor of New York City during the depression era for 3 consecutive terms from 1934 to 1945. He increased the number of welfare agencies in the city. LaGuardia pushed for an airport in New York City. Many individuals may recognize the last name of LaGuardia from the international airport in New York City.

LaGuardia has an impressive history of being in the political spotlight. He has been a Representative, Deputy Attorney General and Congressman. He also served in the air force during World War 1. Fiorello LaGuardia died in 1947 of pancreatic cancer. He was 65 years old.

Fiorello LaGuardia