Posted by: Ron DuBour | August 30, 2011

American Heroes~Fiorello LaGuardia (1882-1947)~by rldubour


Fiorello LaGuardia (1882-1947)

 

His father Achille La Guardia.

Of the Catholic origin.

His mother Irene Luzzato

Raised Fiorello an Episcopalian.

 

Moved to Prescott, Arizona

Spend most of his childhood.

As a young man went back to New York

Where he knew he could do some good.

 

In Budapest, Trieste, and Fiume

From 1901 to 06.

Worked for the U.S.government

At the U.S.consulate.

 

Returning home went back to school

At the New York University.

A translator for Immigrations

And prevention of children cruelty.

 

Deputy Attorney General

Of New Yorkin nineteen-fourteen.

Elected to theU.S.House of Representatives

As a reformer he was seen.

 

Served in the U.S.Army

From seventeen to nineteen.

Rising to the rank of major

The Austrian front was the scene.

 

He lost his wife in twenty-one

Tuberculosis caused her death.

This was his greatest loss in life

Turned to alcohol and grew depressed.

 

Recovered and returned to Congress

In nineteen-hundred and twenty-two.

Mayor of New Yorkin thirty-four

For three terms he saw it through.

 

Under President Roosevelt

He was Director of Civilian Defense.

Known as the “Little Flower”

His popularity was immense.

 

At sixty-four he passed away

Of pancreatic cancer.

To describe LaGuardia

An American Hero is the answer.


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