BADILLO, Herman, (1929 - 2014)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object

BADILLO, Herman, a Representative from New York; born in Caguas, P.R., August 21, 1929; attended the New York City public schools; B.B.A., City College of New York, New York City, N.Y., 1951; LL.B., Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1954; admitted to the New York bar in 1955 and commenced practice in New York City; certified public accountant, 1956; commissioner, New York City department of relocation, 1962-1965; elected Bronx, N.Y., borough president, 1965-1969; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1967; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1968; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Mayor of New York City, 1969, 1973, and 1977; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the three succeeding Congresses until his resignation on December 31, 1977 (January 3, 1971-December 31, 1977); deputy mayor, New York City, N.Y., 1978-1979; resumed the practice of law in New York City; chairman, board of directors of the state of New York mortgage agency, February 1984-May 1986; unsuccessful candidate for New York state comptroller in 1986; was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Mayor of New York City in 1993 until he withdrew from the race; unsuccessful Republican-Liberal Fusion candidate for New York City comptroller in 1993; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Mayor of New York City in 2001; died on December 3, 2014, in Manhattan, N.Y.


Bibliography

Badillo, Herman. One Nation, One Standard: An Ex-Liberal on How Hispanics Can Succeed Just Like Other Immigrant Groups. Foreword by Rudolph W. Giuliani. New York: Sentinel, 2006.