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Interview with David Dinkins, July 21, 2005
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July 21, 2005
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Private David Dinkins was born in Trenton, New Jersey, where he finished high school. He joined the Corps in 1945, and after stateside duty was discharged the following year. He completed a degree in mathematics at Howard University in 1950, a law degree from the Brooklyn School of Law in 1956, and practiced law in New York City until 1975. Politically active, he became president of the New York City Board of Elections in 1975 and in 1989 was elected mayor of New York City. Defeated by Rudy Giuliani in a 1993 bid for re-election, Dinkins serves as a professor of public affairs at Columbia University and on the boards of numerous organizations. He remains active in politics and continues to reside in New York City.
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