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