Fiorello H. La Guardia.
Fiorello H. Fiorello H. 99th Mayor of New York City. In office January 1, 1934 – December 31, 1945 Memorials. 14¢ Fiorello LaGuardia . postage stamp issued April 24, 1972. La Guardia may have been the greatest leader of urban government in American history
Fiorello H. La Guardia may have been the greatest leader of urban government in American history. His tireless enthusiasm and talent for getting things done ranks him as a giant in the pantheon of American political leaders. Thomas Kessner's book, on the balance, does a good job describing what made La Guardia tick and how he tried to improve the city. Readable, informative. LaGuardia book. Details (if other): Cancel.
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Though the quintessential New Yorker, La Guardia was raised in the rough and ready West, first in South . Kessner sheds much light on this early phase of his subject's life, seeing in it the roots of his temperament and his success.
Though the quintessential New Yorker, La Guardia was raised in the rough and ready West, first in South Dakota, then in Arizona. As he followed his immigrant musician father, Achille, around the frontier, La Guardia ultimately became a ""product of the interplay between the free, open environment of the West that he came to love, the overbearing influence of his father, and a family tradition of continental culture. Thomas Kessner, Fiorello H. LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York (1989) ch 8–9. ^ Ronald H. Bayor, Fiorello La Guardia: Ethnicity and Reform (1993). LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York (1989) pp 350–68. Retrieved September 29, 2012. LaGuardia and the making of modern New York. New York: McGraw Hill, 1989. Director of Civilian Defense 1941 – 1942. Succeeded by: James Landis. Preceded by: Herbert H. Lehman. Director-General of the UNRRA 1946 – 1946. Succeeded by: General Lowell Rooks.