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David Dinkins
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106th Mayor of New York City
In office
January 1, 1990 – December 31, 1993
Preceded by Ed Koch
Succeeded by Rudy Giuliani
Borough President of Manhattan
In office
1986–1989
Preceded by Andrew Stein
Succeeded by Ruth Messinger
Member of the New York State Assembly
from District 78
In office
1965–1967
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Edward Stevenson
Personal details
Born
David Norman Dinkins

(1927-07-10)July 10, 1927
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Died November 23, 2020(2020-11-23) (aged 93)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Joyce Burrows
(m. 1953; her death 2020)
Children 2
Residence New York City, New York
Alma mater Howard University
Brooklyn Law School
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service Seal of the United States Marine Corps.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1945–1946
Battles/wars World War II

David Norman Dinkins (July 10, 1927 – November 23, 2020) was an American politician and activist. He served as the 106th Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1990 through December 31, 1993. He lost reelection in 1993 to Rudy Giuliani. He was the first African American mayor of New York City.

Dinkins was born on July 10, 1927 in Trenton, New Jersey. He studied at Harvard University and at the Brooklyn Law School. Dinkins was married to Joyce Burrows until her death in 2020. They had two children.

Dinkins died on November 23, 2020 at his home in New York City from respiratory failure, aged 93.

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