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Walter Washington
1st Mayor of the District of Columbia
In office
January 2, 1975 – January 2, 1979
Preceded by Himself (as appointed Mayor-Commissioner)
Succeeded by Marion Barry
Mayor-Commissioner of the District of Columbia
In office
1967 – January 2, 1975
Preceded by Walter Nathan Tobriner (as President of the Board of Commissioners)
Succeeded by Himself (as elected Mayor)
Personal details
Walter Edward Washington

(1915-04-15)April 15, 1915
Dawson, Georgia
Died October 27, 2003(2003-10-27) (aged 88)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bennetta Bullock (married 1942, died 1991)
Mary Burke (married 1994)
Children Bennetta Washington
Profession Attorney

Walter Edward Washington, (April 15, 1915 – October 27, 2003) was an American politician. He was chief executive of District of Columbia from 1967 to 1979, serving as the first and only Mayor-Commissioner from 1967 to 1974 and as the first home-rule mayor of the District of Columbia from 1974 to 1979. He was the last presidentially-appointed mayor of the District of Columbia.

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