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Giuliani, Rudy (1944—)

In the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Rudolph Giuliani was labeled “America's Mayor.” His courage and compassion during the extreme circumstances of the tragedy reconfigured his public image.

Giuliani received a law degree from the New York University School of Law and spent much of his early career as a prosecutor. He is credited with a number of successful prosecutions of organized crime on the East Coast. He also served as associate attorney general under Ronald Reagan.

As mayor of New York, Giuliani served two terms, from 1994 to 2001. His terms as mayor were praised for his successful reduction of crime in New York City. He also spearheaded a visible Times Square renovation/revitalization that improved the city's appearance and safety. During his time ...

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