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'''Rudolph ("Rudy") Giuliani''' (born 1944) is the former two-term [[Republican]] mayor of New York City.  He presided over the city when the [[9/11]] terrorist attack occurred.  He is running for the Republican nomination for president of the United States in 2008.
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In 1944, Rudolph W. Giuliani was born to a working class family in Brooklyn, New York. As the grandson of Italian immigrants,  Giuliani learned a strong work ethic and a deep respect for America's ideal of equal opportunity. He attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School (Class of '61) in Brooklyn, [[Manhattan College]] (Class of '65) in the Bronx and [[New York University Law School]] in Manhattan, graduating magna cum laude in 1968.
  
Giuliani is [[liberal]] on social issues such as [[abortion]], gay rights and guns. In 1994 Giuliani made a highly public endorsement<ref>http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1282/is_n22_v46/ai_15999869</ref> of Democrat [[Mario Cuomo]] in his reelection race for governor of New York against Republican [[George Pataki]], who won anyway.
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Upon graduation, Rudy Giuliani clerked for Judge Lloyd MacMahon, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. In 1970, Giuliani joined the office of the U.S. Attorney. At age 29, he was named Chief of the Narcotics Unit and rose to serve as executive US Attorney. In 1975, Giuliani was recruited to Washington, D.C., where he was named Associate Deputy Attorney General and chief of staff to the Deputy Attorney General. From 1977 to 1981, Giuliani returned to New York to practice law at Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler.  
  
Giuliani did attract some support by conservatives by emphasizing law-and-order as mayor, which included reducing crime in New York City.  When U.S. Senator [[Daniel Patrick Moynihan]] announced that he would retire in 2000, Giuliani raised millions of dollars from conservatives in an apparent attempt to defeat [[Hillary Clinton]] for that seat. But after Giuliani raised all that money, he declined to run and many have no idea what happened to their donations.
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In 1981, Giuliani was named Associate Attorney General, by President [[Ronald Reagan]], the third highest position in the Department of Justice. As Associate Attorney General, Giuliani supervised all of the US Attorney Offices' Federal law enforcement agencies, the Bureau of Corrections, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the US Marshals.  
  
The National Catholic Register is advising Catholics not to vote for Rudy in 2008 because he is pro-choice. <ref>[http://ncregister.com/site/article/2017 No Deal Rudy]</ref><br>
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In 1983, Giuliani was appointed US Attorney for the Southern District of New York by President Reagan, where he spearheaded the effort to jail drug dealers, fight organized crime, break the web of corruption in government, and prosecute white-collar criminals. Few US Attorneys in history can match his record of 4,152 convictions with only 25 reversals.  
  
Prior to becoming mayor of New York City, Giuliani served as a prosecutor for the [[Department of Justice]] in the 1980s.  As U.S. Attorney, Giuliani presided over many high-profile arrests and prosecutions, many of them apparently publicity stunts. Acquittals in the Southern District of New York are very rare, but juries acquitted former Miss America Bess Myerson and former Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos of charges brought by Giuliani.
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In 1989, Giuliani entered the race for mayor of New York City as a candidate of the Republican and Liberal parties, losing by the closest margin in City history. However in 1993, his campaign focusing on quality of life, crime, business and education made him the 107th Mayor of the City of New York. In 1997 he was re-elected by a wide margin, carrying four out of New York City's five boroughs.
  
In another display of publicity, Giuliani began prosecuting insider trading after an investigation by the [[Securities and Exchange Commission]] uncovered some illegality. Giuliani then arranged for two Wall Street brokers to be handcuffed, put up against the wall, and arrested at their offices. They were subjected to humiliating publicity, but were apparently innocent: no charges could even be brought against them.
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As Mayor, Giuliani focused on restoring accountability to City government and the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Under his leadership, overall crime was down 57%, murder was reduced 65%, and New York City - once infamous around the world for its dangerous streets - has been recognized by the [[F.B.I]]. as the safest large city in America for the past five years. [http://www.time.com/time/poy2001/] [http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/rwg/html/bio.html]
  
Giuliani helped arrange for the Republican National Convention to be in New York in 2004, where he often promoted himself before delegates at special events.  But Giuliani's only contribution to the [[Bush Administration]] has been to persuade Bush to nominate Giuliani's friend [[Bernard Kerik]] as the head of [[Homeland Security]] after the 2004 election.{{fact}}  Numerous scandals then surfaced about Kerik and he withdrew.
 
  
Giuliani's personal background is unlike most presidents. He avoided the Vietnam draft first by obtaining a deferment by attending law school, and then by obtaining a dubious "civilian occupation deferment" to serve as an allegedly essential employee -- which was merely as a law clerk for a judge. Giuliani has been married three times. His first marriage was to his second cousin, Regina Peruggi. They were married for 14 years, before Giuliani had their marriage annulled by the Catholic church. His divorce from his second wife to make it possible to marry another woman consumed enormous time and media attention from 2000 to 2002.
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== 9/11 Terrorist Attacks ==
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On Sept. 10, 2001, Mr. Giuliani was known as a crime fighter from his days as a United States attorney and as the mayor who had overseen New York's revival. But at home his approval rating hovered around 50 percent. In any case, he was a lame duck, barred by term limits from seeking re-election, in a city that in any case felt increasingly worn out by eight years of combativeness and racial tension. The year before, after a surprisingly rocky re-election campaign, a diagnosis of prostate cancer had led him to reject a run for the Senate seat eventually won by Hillary Rodham Clinton. And while his supporters talked of a presidential bid, the prospect seemed a long shot for a Republican who supported abortion rights and restrictions on gun sales.  
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A week after the 9/11 attacks, of course, he was hailed around the world as "America's Mayor," and has been on almost every short list of Republican contenders ever since. In his talks, Mr. Giuliani uses Sept. 11 to make two points. The first is that he has proven himself to be a leader, and having a proven leader in these troubled times, he tells audiences, is more important than whether you agree with everything he stands for. The other is that his handling of the aftermath of the terrorist attacks proved his competencey. [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/12/us/politics/12topic-giuliani.html?_r=1&oref=slogin]
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== Political Future ==
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He is running for the Republican nomination for president of the United States in 2008.  The National Catholic Register is advising Catholics not to vote for Rudy in 2008 because he is pro-choice. <ref>[http://ncregister.com/site/article/2017 No Deal Rudy]</ref><br>
  
 
Giuliani is leading in most polling for the 2008 Republican nomination.<ref>http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-192.html</ref>
 
Giuliani is leading in most polling for the 2008 Republican nomination.<ref>http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-192.html</ref>
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== Short Facts ==
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Full Name: Rudolph William Giuliani
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Party: Republican
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Political Office: Mayor of New York City, 1994-2001
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Business/Professional Experience: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, consulting firm Giuliani Partners, 2002-pres.; Partner, the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani, 2005-pres.; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, 1983-1989
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Date of Birth: May 28, 1944
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Place of Birth: Brooklyn, NY
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Education: B.A., Manhattan College, 1965; J.D., New York University School of Law, 1968
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Spouse: Married (3d), Judith Nathan, 2003
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Children: (with Donna Hanover; m. 1984; div. 2002) son Andrew, born 1986; daughter Caroline, b. 1989
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Religion: Roman Catholic
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Home: New York, NY
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Campaign Web Site: www.joinrudy2008.com/
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'''Books'''
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By Rudolph W. Giuliani: Leadership [2002]
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About: Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11 [2006], and Rudy! An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani [2000], by Wayne Barrett; The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life, by Fred Siegel [2005]; Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City, by Andrew Kirtzman [2000]
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Revision as of 01:33, March 17, 2007

In 1944, Rudolph W. Giuliani was born to a working class family in Brooklyn, New York. As the grandson of Italian immigrants, Giuliani learned a strong work ethic and a deep respect for America's ideal of equal opportunity. He attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School (Class of '61) in Brooklyn, Manhattan College (Class of '65) in the Bronx and New York University Law School in Manhattan, graduating magna cum laude in 1968.

Upon graduation, Rudy Giuliani clerked for Judge Lloyd MacMahon, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. In 1970, Giuliani joined the office of the U.S. Attorney. At age 29, he was named Chief of the Narcotics Unit and rose to serve as executive US Attorney. In 1975, Giuliani was recruited to Washington, D.C., where he was named Associate Deputy Attorney General and chief of staff to the Deputy Attorney General. From 1977 to 1981, Giuliani returned to New York to practice law at Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler.

In 1981, Giuliani was named Associate Attorney General, by President Ronald Reagan, the third highest position in the Department of Justice. As Associate Attorney General, Giuliani supervised all of the US Attorney Offices' Federal law enforcement agencies, the Bureau of Corrections, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the US Marshals.

In 1983, Giuliani was appointed US Attorney for the Southern District of New York by President Reagan, where he spearheaded the effort to jail drug dealers, fight organized crime, break the web of corruption in government, and prosecute white-collar criminals. Few US Attorneys in history can match his record of 4,152 convictions with only 25 reversals.

In 1989, Giuliani entered the race for mayor of New York City as a candidate of the Republican and Liberal parties, losing by the closest margin in City history. However in 1993, his campaign focusing on quality of life, crime, business and education made him the 107th Mayor of the City of New York. In 1997 he was re-elected by a wide margin, carrying four out of New York City's five boroughs.

As Mayor, Giuliani focused on restoring accountability to City government and the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Under his leadership, overall crime was down 57%, murder was reduced 65%, and New York City - once infamous around the world for its dangerous streets - has been recognized by the F.B.I. as the safest large city in America for the past five years. [1] [2]


9/11 Terrorist Attacks

On Sept. 10, 2001, Mr. Giuliani was known as a crime fighter from his days as a United States attorney and as the mayor who had overseen New York's revival. But at home his approval rating hovered around 50 percent. In any case, he was a lame duck, barred by term limits from seeking re-election, in a city that in any case felt increasingly worn out by eight years of combativeness and racial tension. The year before, after a surprisingly rocky re-election campaign, a diagnosis of prostate cancer had led him to reject a run for the Senate seat eventually won by Hillary Rodham Clinton. And while his supporters talked of a presidential bid, the prospect seemed a long shot for a Republican who supported abortion rights and restrictions on gun sales.

A week after the 9/11 attacks, of course, he was hailed around the world as "America's Mayor," and has been on almost every short list of Republican contenders ever since. In his talks, Mr. Giuliani uses Sept. 11 to make two points. The first is that he has proven himself to be a leader, and having a proven leader in these troubled times, he tells audiences, is more important than whether you agree with everything he stands for. The other is that his handling of the aftermath of the terrorist attacks proved his competencey. [3]

Political Future

He is running for the Republican nomination for president of the United States in 2008. The National Catholic Register is advising Catholics not to vote for Rudy in 2008 because he is pro-choice. [1]

Giuliani is leading in most polling for the 2008 Republican nomination.[2]


Short Facts

Full Name: Rudolph William Giuliani Party: Republican Political Office: Mayor of New York City, 1994-2001 Business/Professional Experience: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, consulting firm Giuliani Partners, 2002-pres.; Partner, the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani, 2005-pres.; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, 1983-1989 Date of Birth: May 28, 1944 Place of Birth: Brooklyn, NY Education: B.A., Manhattan College, 1965; J.D., New York University School of Law, 1968 Spouse: Married (3d), Judith Nathan, 2003 Children: (with Donna Hanover; m. 1984; div. 2002) son Andrew, born 1986; daughter Caroline, b. 1989 Religion: Roman Catholic Home: New York, NY Campaign Web Site: www.joinrudy2008.com/

Books

By Rudolph W. Giuliani: Leadership [2002]

About: Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11 [2006], and Rudy! An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani [2000], by Wayne Barrett; The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life, by Fred Siegel [2005]; Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City, by Andrew Kirtzman [2000]



References

  1. No Deal Rudy
  2. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-192.html