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Rudy GIULIANI

American Rudy GIULIANI

born Rudolph William Louis GIULIANI

American attorney, cybersecurity advisor, and politician who served as the 107th Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001

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Born: on May 28, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States  (76 years)


Biography

Politically a Democrat and then Independent in the 1970s, Giuliani has been a Republican since the 1980s. He served as United States Associate Attorney General from 1981 to 1983 and United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1983 to 1989.

Giuliani led the 1980s federal prosecution of New York City mafia bosses as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. After a failed New York City Mayoral election campaign in 1989, he succeeded in 1993, and was reelected in 1997, holding a platform of toughness on crime. He led New York's controversial "civic cleanup" as its mayor from 1994 to 2001. Mayor Giuliani appointed as New York City's new police commissioner an outsider, William Bratton. Reforming the police department's administration and policing practices, they applied the broken windows theory, which cites social disorder, like disrepair and vandalism, for attracting loitering addicts, panhandlers, and prostitutes, followed by serious and violent criminals. In particular, Giuliani focused on removing panhandlers and sex clubs from Times Square, promoting a "family values" vibe and a return to the area’s earlier focus on business, theater, and the arts. As crime rates fell steeply, well ahead of the national average pace, Giuliani was widely credited, yet later critics cite other contributing factors. In 2000, he ran against then First Lady Hillary Clinton for a US Senate seat from New York, but left the race once diagnosed with prostate cancer.

For his mayoral leadership upon the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, he was called "America's mayor." Also named Time magazine's Person of the Year 2001, he was given an honorary knighthood in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

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