KOCH, Edward Irving, a Representative from New York; born in the Bronx, N.Y., December
12, 1924; studied at City College of New York; LL.B., New York University Law
School, 1948; combat infantryman with rank of sergeant, 1943-1946; admitted to
the bar in 1949 and commenced practice in New York City; elected Democratic
district leader of Greenwich Village, 1963-1965; delegate to State convention,
1964; elected to New York City Council, 1966; elected as a Democrat-Liberal to
the Ninety-first and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January
3, 1969, until his resignation December 31, 1977, to become mayor of New York
City for the term commencing January 1, 1978; reelected mayor in 1981 and 1985;
died on February 1, 2013, in New York City, N.Y.
BibliographyKoch, Edward I., with Daniel Paisner.
Citizen Koch: An Autobiography. New York: St. Martins Press,