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Ed Koch
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: 01 February 2013


  • Edward Irving "Ed" Koch was an American lawyer, politician, political commentator, movie critic and reality television arbitrator
When did Ed Koch die? / Died01 February 2013

Ed Koch facts

  • He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977 and three terms as mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1990
  • Koch was a lifelong Democrat who described himself as a "liberal with sanity"
  • The author of an ambitious public housing renewal program in his later years as mayor, he began by cutting spending and taxes and cutting 7,000 from the city payroll
  • As a congressman and after his terms as mayor he was a fervent supporter of the State of Israel
  • He crossed party lines to endorse Rudy Giuliani for mayor in 1993, Michael Bloomberg in 2001, and President George W
  • Bush in 2004
  • A popular figure, he rode the New York City Subway and stood at street corners greeting passersby with the slogan "How'm I doin'?" His private life was enigmatic, with speculation about his sexuality, which he reb■, calling it a private matter: he had no children, and refused to publicly discuss his romantic relationships, but declared that he was heterosexual after his retirement
  • He won re-election in 1981 with 75 percent, the first New York City mayor to win endorsement on both the Democratic and Republican party tickets
  • He won his second re-election with 78 percent of the vote
  • His third term was fraught with scandal regarding political associates, although it never touched him personally, and with racial tensions, including the murder of Yusuf Hawkins a month before a fourth primary, which he lost in a close race to New York City's first black mayor, David Dinkins

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