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Rudolph Giuliani Profile

Former Mayor of New York City

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"I never saw myself as any different than another New Yorker, because that's who I was. I was born in Brooklyn, and I lived in Queens, and I went to school in the Bronx, and I lived in Manhattan, and I spent a lot of time in Staten Island. So I felt very much a part of the city. And even when people would say to me later, 'You showed great strength,' I would always say, because it's true, that I just reflected the strength of the people of the city."

Rudolph Giuliani first became a national figure as the U.S. Attorney in New York City, where he made headlines with his aggressive prosecution of organized crime and of corruption in business and government. In 1993 he became the 107th Mayor of the City of New York.

Under his leadership, a city that had long been regarded as out of control and ungovernable made the most dramatic recovery in the history of urban America. Innovative crime-fighting strategies, soon to become a model for cities around the world, cut crime by more than half, until the FBI recognized New York as the safest large city in America. Times Square itself, long considered a symbol of the city's deterioration, experienced a dramatic rebirth. Rudy Giuliani was re-elected by a wide margin in 1997.

In his last months in office, the Mayor encountered the greatest challenge of his career. When terrorist attacks devastated lower Manhattan, Mayor Giuliani seemed to appear everywhere at once: at Ground Zero, reassuring the public, comforting the bereaved, coordinating search and rescue efforts, and exhorting New Yorkers to return to their daily lives as quickly as possible. In 2002, Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, but the press in his own country has already granted him a title all his own, "America's Mayor."

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