John Lindsay

(John Vliet Lindsay)

John Lindsay
John Lindsay
  • Born: November 24, 1921
  • Died: December 19, 2000
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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John Vliet Lindsay was an American politician, lawyer, and broadcaster. During his political career, Lindsay was a U.S. congressman, mayor of New York City, candidate for U.S. president, and regular guest host of Good Morning America. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from January 1959 to December 1965 and as mayor of New York City from January 1966 to December 1973. He switched from the Republican to the Democratic Party in 1971, and launched a brief and unsuccessful bid for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination as well as the 1980 Democratic nomination for Senator from New York. He died from Parkinson's disease and pneumonia in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on December 19, 2000.

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I believe in the two party system nationally, but not for large cities like New York. Political Parties & Machines
Let those who compile riches from the misery of slums hear this message as their eviction notice: There will be no compromise with the profiteers of poverty. Housing
Not only is New York City the nation's melting pot, it is also the casserole, the chafing dish and the charcoal grill. Miscellaneous
Power tends to corrupt if you're there too long. Power
There are men—now in power in this country—who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression so long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit. Freedom & Liberty
We have three hundred years of neglect to pay for. Discrimination & Prejudice ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
We intend to redesign our entire purchasing system to include a general preference for recycled products. Environment & Environmentalism
We see political leaders replacing moral imperatives with a Southern strategy. Political Parties & Machines
With intensive research it should be feasible to inoculate against heroin which would be administered ... in the same way as vaccines against smallpox, polio, measles. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
The miniskirt enables young ladies to run faster, and because of it, they may have to.
There are men - now in power in this country - who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit. Respect ;Power ;Business, Commerce & Finance
These girls play tennis first and foremost, the fact that many of them are very glamorous is a major bonus for any promoter.