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Herman Badillo
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st district
In office
January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1977
Preceded by James H. Scheuer
Succeeded by Robert Garcia
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by Jacob H. Gilbert
Succeeded by Jonathan B. Bingham
8th Borough President of The Bronx
In office
1966–1970
Preceded by Joseph F. Periconi
Succeeded by Robert Abrams
Personal details
Born (1929-08-21)August 21, 1929
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Died December 3, 2014(2014-12-03) (aged 85)
Manhattan, New York, United States
Nationality United States
Political party Democrat until the late 1990s; afterward Republican
Alma mater Brooklyn Law School
City College of New York
Occupation Lawyer

Herman Badillo (August 21, 1929 – December 3, 2014) was an American politician. He was a borough president, United States Representative and candidate for Mayor of New York City. He was the first Puerto Rican to have been elected to these posts and been a mayoral candidate in the continental United States.

Badillo died on December 3, 2014 of congestive heart failure in Manhattan, New York, aged 85.


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