Fiorello Henry La Guardia
one of the first Italian-Americans elected to Congress and mayor (1934-1945)
Commemorated on 1 plaque
Fiorello Henry La Guardia 1882-1947 Fiorello Henry La Guardia, one of New York City’s most beloved mayors (1934-45), the “Little Flower” (the English translation of Fiorello) was also among the first Italian-Americans elected to Congress (1917-19 and 1923-33). As mayor, his progressive reforms included a revised city charter, expanded social services, public housing projects and parks construction. He lived here from 1945 to 1947.
5020 Goodridge Avenue Bronx, NY 10471, New York, NY, United States where they lived