Herman BADILLO, Congress, NY (1929)


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, 1951; LL.B., Brooklyn Law School, 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; served from January 3, 1971, until his resignation December 31, 1977, to become a deputy mayor of New York City for the term commencing in January 1978 and served in that capacity until his resignation in September 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; 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; is a resident of the Bronx, N.Y.


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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present