Lawyer, Businessman, Politician
Where is he from? East Flatbush, Brooklyn
What’s he done? Giuliani attended Manhattan College and NYU School of Law. He served as mayor of NYC from 1994 to 2002. He is credited with cracking down on crime and reforming the city’s finances during his two terms. He is also known for his leadership as mayor during the September 11th terrorist attacks. He ran for president in 2008 on a national security platform.
Why is he an icon? Giuliani was praised for his leadership during the crisis, and for his leadership throughout his mayorship. He was named Time Person of the Year in 2001 and received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II the next year.
Quote: “With the spirit of my administration, New York City is poised for dramatic change. The era of fear has had a long enough reign.”
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