David Norman Dinkins was the 106th Mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993. He was the first African American to hold the office. Before entering politics, he was among the more than 20,000 Montford Point Marines. He died of a heart attack in 2011 at the age of 83.
About David Dinkins in brief
David Norman Dinkins was the 106th Mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993. He was the first African American to hold the office. Before entering politics, he was among the more than 20,000 Montford Point Marines, serving from 1945 to 1946. He graduated cum laude from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1950. He received his LL. B. from Brooklyn Law School in 1956. He rose through the Democratic Party organization in Harlem, beginning at the Carver Democratic Club under the aegis of J. Raymond Jones. He became part of an influential group of African American politicians that included Denny Farrell, Percy Sutton, Basil Paterson, and Charles Rangel. As an investor, he helped Percy Sutton found Inner City Broadcasting Corporation in 1971. He served in the New York State Assembly in 1966, eventually advancing to Manhattan borough president before becoming mayor. After leaving office, he joined the faculty of Columbia University while remaining active as an éminence grise in municipal politics. He died of a heart attack in 2011 at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son.
He has a son and a daughter-in-law, both of whom are active members of the New Jersey Democratic Party. He also has a step-son, who is a New Jersey City Council member and former mayor of Staten Island. He had a son, David, who served as mayor of New Jersey from 2003 to 2007. He and his wife have a daughter, Jennifer, who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008. He previously served as the mayor of Queens, New York, and was a member of the Manhattan City Council from 1981 to 1986. His son David is the mayor-elect of Queens and a former mayor-designate of Queens. He lived in Queens until his death in 2011. He wrote a book about his time as mayor, “Dinkins: A Memoirs of a New York Mayor” He is also the author of several other books, including “The Mayor’s Daughter: A Biography of David Dinkin” and “The Art of Mayor Dink Ins”. He is the father of two sons, David and David Jr., who is also a politician and author. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters. He retired from politics in 2011 after a long career in public service. Dink ins died in a car accident in 2012.