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Vincent R. Impellitteri
Birth: Feb. 4, 1900, Italy
Death: Jan. 29, 1987
Bridgeport
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

New York City mayor 1950-1953. The son of Italian immigrants, Impellitteri emigrated from Sicily, Italy to the United States in 1901, when he was just an infant. He grew up in Connecticut and entered the Navy after finishing high school. Upon moving to New York, Impellitteri attended Fordham Law School, where he received his law degree in 1924. He served as Assistant New York District Attorney from 1929 to 1938. In 1945, Mayor O'Dwyer picked Impellitteri to run for Council President on the Tammany Hall slate. When O'Dwyer resigned five years later, Impellitteri served as acting mayor. Tammany Hall refused to nominate him for the special election in November, 1950, and Impellitteri successfully ran as an independent under the banner of the "Experience Party." Impellitteri's inauguration, held on November 14, 1950, was swift and simple, absent a band or a platform. Outside City Hall, he pledged to "do my level best to justify the confidence you have reposed in me." His one term as Mayor saw the initiation and completion of many public works projects, including the construction of 88 miles of highway and numerous housing projects. He is also credited with working to rein in budget costs, raising the bus and subway fare to fifteen cents and increasing the sales tax. Impellitteri ran for reelection in 1953, but was defeated by then Manhattan Borough President Robert Wagner, who later appointed him to a judgeship. Impellitteri retired from the bench in 1965 and succumbed to Parkinson's disease on January 29, 1987 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (bio by: Marko) 
 
Burial:
Mount Saint Peter Catholic Cemetery
Derby
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Marko
Record added: Jan 21, 2003
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Mayor of The City Of New York 1950-1953
-Anonymous
 Added: May. 15, 2013
Happy Birthday, Rest in eternal Peace
- Ann Joscher
 Added: Feb. 4, 2013
Vincent R. Impellitteri:thank you for serving the great state and city of New York, remembering you after 26 years, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 29, 2013
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