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John Lindsay, 1921-2000, Mayor of New York (Republican), 1971

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

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.