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Robert Moses

  • Birth 18 Dec 1888 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 29 Jul 1981 West Islip, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
  • Plot Van Cortlandt Community Mausoleum 3, Elm Court
  • Memorial ID 8879669

Yale University alumnus and New York State and New York City public official, who at one time, simultaneously held twelve titles, (including NYC Parks Commissioner and Chairman of the Long Island State Parks Commission) transformed the entire New York metropolitan area. "The Great Builder" was responsible for 35 major arterial highways, public housing projects (28,000 units), the 1964-65 World's Fair, Shea Stadium, Lincoln Center, Jones Beach, The Triboro, Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck and Verrazano Bridges, and the list goes on and on. At one time he had 80,000 people working under him. In the end, he crossed the wrong people and became persona non grata by the time of his death, on Long Island in 1981. His career affected, and continues to affect, the lives of tens of millions of people.

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  • Originally Created by: John T. Chiarella
  • Added: 6 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8879669
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Moses (18 Dec 1888–29 Jul 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8879669, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .