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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 24 November 1921New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 19 December 2000Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA  (Parkinson's disease)
Birth NameJohn Vliet Lindsay
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Former mayor of New York City during the turbulent 1960s. He was a staunch supporter of the Civil Rights Bill even when it was an unpopular stance during his Congressional years in the 1950s and early 1960s. When cities burned following the murder of Martin Luther King, New York City was the exception because of the trusting relationship Mayor Lindsay had built with the city's African American community. He is credited with opening up more opportunities for minorities than any other mayor in New York City history. This was at the expense of alienating many members of the white middle class. He chose to leave the mayoralty after two terms to return to private law practice. He had been in public service for 16-years, since 1957 when he went to work for the Department of Justice under Eisenhower and Attorney General Herbert Brownell.

Mr. Lindsay's only movie acting role was in Rosebud (1975), directed by Otto Preminger. He was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson when the show was based in New York City.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Mary Anne Harrison (18 June 1949 - 19 December 2000) (his death) (4 children)

Trivia (12)

Author: Citron, Casper
Was a U.S. Congressman from 1959-1965
John V. Lindsay Hardcover, ISBN 0830300457
Was Mayor of New York City from 1966-1973
Children: John, Katharine, Margaret, Anne.
Member of the US House of Representatives from New York, 3 January 1959
  • 31 December 1965.



Mayor of New York City, 1966-1973.
U.S. congressional representative from New York (1959-1965).
Ran for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1972
Was elected in his first term as New York City mayor as a Republican, and was re-elected for his second term as a Liberal. He later switched to Democrat.
Served in the United States Navy during World War II.
In 1973, was given a Special Tony Award that noted he was Mayor of New York City.

Personal Quotes (1)

"It was the wrong mistake." (on his failed attempt to win the 1980 Democratic Senate nomination for the state of New York)

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