| David Dinkins |
|Born||David Norman Dinkins|
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||November 23, 2020 (Age 93)|
|Alma mater||Howard University, Brooklyn Law School|
|Member of||Action Council for Peace in the Balkans, Council on Foreign Relations/Historical Members|
Mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993.
Before entering politics, Dinkins was among the more than 20,000 Montford Point Marines, the first African-American U.S. Marines; he served from 1945 to 1946. He graduated cum laude from Howard University and received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1956. A longtime member of Harlem's Carver Democratic Club, Dinkins began his electoral career by serving in the New York State Assembly in 1966, eventually advancing to Manhattan borough president before becoming mayor. After leaving office, Dinkins joined the faculty of Columbia University while remaining active as an éminence grise in municipal politics.
- Dinkins, David N.; Knobler, Peter (2013). A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic. New York: PublicAffairs. ISBN 978-1-61039-301-0.