Former New Orleans Mayor Maurice ‘Moon’ Landrieu Dies At 92

Landrieu died at his New Orleans home at a family visit, Berni said.

“I have never met anyone with such a moral compass. Moon Landrieu always fought for what he thought was right. I have cherished the time I learned from him ever since he left my life.Please keep the Landrieu family in your prayers.” tweet.
Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans from 1970 to 1978, A powerful Democratic politician from New Orleans. Their daughter, Mary, was a Louisiana Senator from 1997 to 2015, and their son, Mitch, is also a former mayor of New Orleans and a senior advisor and infrastructure coordinator. Biden administration.

As mayor, Moon Landrieu won the respect of many black voters by championing city integration, giving high-ranking jobs and signing contracts to African Americans. Prior to that, as a city councilor, he led the successful promotion of city ordinances prohibiting racial and religious discrimination in public places.

Current New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell remembered the late mayor Monday as a “civil rights pioneer and a committed citizen.” [servant]She added that his “vision of urban policy has helped shape this city, and the racial coalitions he forged in the face of division continue to inspire generations.”

“Like everyone in her beloved history, as intertwined with the city of New Orleans, Moon Landrieu has earned our deepest appreciation and we are proud of his legacy. is comforted by the thought that will live on. statement.
Louisiana Democratic Governor John Bell Edwards ordered flags Flying in half-staff on the day of Landrieu’s funeral.
“Moon Landrieu was a brave and determined voice for Louisiana and his beloved hometown of New Orleans,” Edwards said. tweet. “As a newly elected member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, he was the only member of Congress to vote against a 1960 bill that sought to defy the federal integration order.”

After leaving the mayoral office, Landrieu served as President Jimmy Carter’s second secretary for residential and urban development and was elected to the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1992. In 2000 he retired from court.


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