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Vincent A. Cianci, Jr.
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Cianci at the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in 2009
32nd & 34th Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island
In office
January 7, 1991 – September 6, 2002
Preceded by Joseph R. Paolino, Jr.
Succeeded by John J. Lombardi
In office
January 7, 1975 – April 25, 1984
Preceded by Joseph A. Doorley, Jr.
Succeeded by Joseph R. Paolino, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1941-04-30)April 30, 1941
Cranston, Rhode Island
Died January 28, 2016(2016-01-28) (aged 74)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Political party Republican (1974–Dec. 1982)
Independent (Jan. 1983–2016)
Residence Providence, Rhode Island
Alma mater Fairfield, B.A.
Villanova, M.A.
Marquette, J.D.

Vincent Albert "Buddy" Cianci, Jr. ( see-AN-see; CHAHN-chee; April 30, 1941 – January 28, 2016,) was an American lawyer, convicted felon, conservative radio talk show host, politician and political commentator.

He served as the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island from 1975 to 1984 and again from 1991 to 2002. Cianci was the longest-serving mayor of Providence, and one of the longest-serving "big city" mayors in United States history, having held office for over 21 years.

Cianci died of colon cancer in Providence, Rhode Island on January 28, 2016 at the age of 74.

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