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Fiorello H. LaGuardia

Fiorello H. LaGuardia (December 11, 1882 - September 20, 1947) was the Mayor of New York from 1934 to 1945.

LaGuardia was elected mayor of New York City on an anti-corruption "fusion" ticket during the Great Depression.

He is famous for, among other things, reading the comics on the radio during a newspaper strike, and pushing to have a commercial airport within city limits. One of the city's airports is now named for him.



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