October 7, 1989 |
Mayor Edward I. Koch, defeated in the city's Democratic mayoral primary last month, was named Friday to a one-year fellowship at New York University. Starting in January, Koch will give six lectures at the Urban Research Center of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He will focus on the economic and social challenges facing cities and the role of government in urban policy.
March 25, 1989
Benjamin F. McLaurin, 83, a longtime labor leader who helped organize sleeping-car porters in the 1920s and 1930s. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., McLaurin joined the International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1926 and later served as a vice president and national secretary for the union. In 1941, he was national secretary for a planned march on Washington to protest discrimination in war plants. The march was called off after President Franklin D.
February 12, 1991 |
Robert F. Wagner, a U.S. senator's son who was mayor of New York from 1954 to 1965 and later U.S. ambassador to Spain, died today, apparently of natural causes. He was 80. Police and an ambulance crew were called to Wagner's Manhattan home early today, where he was pronounced dead at the scene. Wagner, a lifelong Democrat like his father, had a long political career that included tenure as a state assemblyman, Manhattan borough president and U.S. envoy to the Vatican.
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November 27, 2006 |
Phyllis Cerf Wagner, 90, a writer, actress and socialite best known as the wife of publisher Bennett Cerf and later of former New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner, died Friday at a New York hospital of complications from a fall in her home on the Upper East Side. For half a century she operated at the nexus of New York City's social whirl, where literature, the arts, entertainment and politics intersected.
October 11, 1991 |
Faces from the intertwined worlds of big-time sports, big-time law and big-time politics filled the pews of St. Ignatius Loyola Church on Wednesday to recall Bill Shea, the lawyer-power broker who brought the Mets to New York and gave his name to Shea Stadium. "To those of us who are congenital New Yorkers," Auxiliary Bishop William McCormack said at the funeral Mass, "he will always be known as the father of the Mets. He was a truly great New Yorker." Shea, who died Oct.
January 3, 1988 |
Minneapolis School Supt. Richard R. Green was named Saturday as the first black chancellor of the New York City school system, the nation's largest. Green was the consensus choice of the Board of Education, which will vote formally on Wednesday, board President Robert F. Wagner Jr. said. Green is expected to start the job in several months. Green cannot formally accept the position until the board approves him in an open meeting, Wagner said.