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|106th Mayor of New York City|
January 1, 1990 – December 31, 1993
|Preceded by||Ed Koch|
|Succeeded by||Rudy Giuliani|
|Borough President of Manhattan|
|Preceded by||Andrew Stein|
|Succeeded by||Ruth Messinger|
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from District 78
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||Edward Stevenson|
David Norman Dinkins
July 10, 1927
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||November 23, 2020
New York City, New York, U.S.
(m. 1953; her death 2020)
|Residence||New York City, New York|
|Alma mater||Howard University
Brooklyn Law School
|Branch/service||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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