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John Lindsay

Born: Nov 24, 1921

Death: Dec 19, 2000

Birthplace: Manhattan

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

John Lindsay

Date of Birth : Nov 24, 1921
Date of Death : Dec 19, 2000
Birth Place : Manhattan

John Vliet Lindsay was an American politician, lawyer, and broadcaster who was a U.S. congressman, mayor of New York City, candidate for U.S. president, and regular guest host of Good Morning America. During his political career, he served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from January 1959 to December 1965 and as mayor of New York City from January 1966 to December 1973. He switched from the Republican to the Democratic Party in 1971, and launched a brief and unsuccessful bid for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination as well as the 1980 Democratic nomination for Senator from New York. He died from Parkinson's disease and pneumonia in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on December 19, 2000.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Also known as

  • Mayor John V. Lindsay
  • John Vliet Lindsay
  • John V. Lindsay
  • Mayor John Lindsay


  • Florence Eleanor Vliet
  • George Nelson Lindsay


  • Mary Anne Harrison Lindsay


  • Katharine Lindsay
  • John Lindsay
  • Margaret Lindsay
  • Anne Lindsay

Awards Won

  • Special Tony Award
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