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Aldo Tatangelo

Born: Sep 16, 1913

Death: Mar 7, 2008

Birthplace: Providence

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Aldo Tatangelo

Date of Birth : Sep 16, 1913
Date of Death : Mar 7, 2008
Birth Place : Providence

Aldo J. Tatangelo, Sr. was a mayor of Laredo, Texas, who served from 1978 to 1990. He is often credited with having obtained the paving of the large majority of Laredo streets, some of which were being resurfaced on the day of Tatangelo's death. Tatangelo succeeded the scandal-plagued administration of Mayor Jose C. "Pepe" Martin, Jr., who, like Martin's father before him, exerted vast powers as a south Texas patron, or political boss, and accrued vast wealth. Son Aldo Tatangelo, Jr., of Laredo proclaimed that his father "set Laredo free and changed how people thought. He pointed the city in a new direction and wanted it to be open and prosperous." Previously, he noted, that many in Laredo were "fearful of doing the wrong thing or of getting fired if they voted for the wrong person or if they said or did the wrong thing." In this sense, "wrong" meant taking a position counter to that of the former power elite. Like his father, Tatangelo, Jr., was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and was a downtown Laredo merchant for many years. Speaking on March 10, 2008, at his father's rosary, the junior Tatangelo continued: "My dad and Laredo had a love affair for thirty-five years.

Profession


  • Politician
  • Businessperson
  • Entrepreneur

Also known as


  • Mayor Aldo Tatangelo

Spouse


  • Natali DeLong
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