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Edward I. Koch

December 12, 1924 – February 1, 2013

Edward Irving Koch, Mayor of New York City from 1978 through 1989, was born in The Bronx to immigrant parents. During his three terms in office, he executed 12 balanced budgets, created the largest municipal housing program in the country, and helped restore the pride and spirit of the citizens of New York City. A graduate of NYU Law School in 1948, he was a founding partner of Koch, Lankenau, Schwartz & Kovner in 1963. Congressman Koch represented the East Side of New York City in the House of Representatives from 1969 to 1978. Following his mayoralty, he became a partner at the law firm now known as Bryan Cave. An author of 19 books, including two for children, Koch continued to play a role in politics, writing a weekly column for several outlets, and appearing regularly

2 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
New York, NY 10011

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