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David Dinkins

David Dinkins (born July 10, 1927) was the Mayor of New York City from 1989 to 1993 and is the first African American to be mayor of New York City.

In World War II he served in the United States Marine Corps.

He was elected the city's mayor on November 7, 1989.

In 1993 he lost a re-election bid to Rudy Giuliani in a bitter contest.