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Sophie Masloff
56th Mayor of Pittsburgh
In office
May 6, 1988 – January 3, 1994
Preceded by Richard Caliguiri
Succeeded by Tom Murphy
President of the Pittsburgh City Council
In office
January 4, 1988 – May 6, 1988
Preceded by Ben Woods
Succeeded by Ben Woods (Acting)
Member of the Pittsburgh City Council
In office
April 27, 1976 – May 6, 1988
Preceded by Amy Ballinger
Succeeded by Duane Darkins
Personal details
Born December 23, 1917
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died August 17, 2014(2014-08-17) (aged 96)
Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jack Masloff
m. 1939–1991 (his death)
a.As the Council's President Pro Tempore, Woods declared himself Acting Council President following Masloff's ascension to the office of Mayor.

Sophie Masloff (December 23, 1917 – August 17, 2014) was an American politician. She was a long-time member of the Democratic Party and civil servant. She was elected to the Pittsburgh City Council and later served as the mayor of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 1994. She was the first woman and the first Jew to hold that office.

Masloff died on August 17, 2014, at the Center for Compassionate Care in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, aged 96.


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