close

  
Filter options:

Freebase Commons Metaweb System Types /type

Object is not asserted on this topic.
Key

Freebase Commons Common /common

Also known as
  • Fiorello Henry LaGuardia was the 99th Mayor of New York for three terms from 1934 to 1945 as a Republican. Previously he had been elected to Congress in 1916 and 1918, and again from 1922 through 1930. Irascible, energetic, and charismatic, he craved publicity and is acclaimed as one of the three or four greatest mayors in American history. Only five feet tall, he was called "the Little Flower". LaGuardia, a Republican who appealed across party lines, was very popular in New York during the 1930s. As a New Dealer, he supported President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, and in turn Roosevelt heavily funded the city and cut off patronage from LaGuardia's foes. La Guardia revitalized New York City and restored public faith in City Hall. He unified the transit system, directed the building of low-cost public housing, public playgrounds, and parks, constructed airports, reorganized the police force, defeated the powerful Tammany Hall political machine, and reestablished merit employment in place of patronage jobs. LaGuardia was a domineering leader who verged on authoritarianism but whose reform politics were carefully tailored to address the sentiments of his diverse constituency.

Freebase Commons People /people

Freebase Commons Media /media_common

Freebase Commons Awards /award

Year Award category Award winner Winning work Ceremony Achievement level Notes/Description
  • -
  • Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station.
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Freebase Commons NYTimes /nytimes

Topic is not asserted on this topic. Assert type now.
  • top$002Freference$002Ftimestopics$002Fpeople$002Fl$002Ffiorello_h_la_guardia

Comments

Hide