14¢ Fiorello LaGuardia
Issue Date: April 24, 1972
City: New York, NY
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 11 x 10 ½
Color: Gray brown
As Mayor of New York City, Fiorello LaGuardia improved fire and police departments: built bridges, roads, playgrounds, low-cost housing, and health clinics; and championed welfare, child labor laws, and women's suffrage.
Fiorello Henry La Guardia (1882-1947)
Congressman and Mayor of New York
Born in New York City, La Guardia graduated from New York University law school. His political career began in the U.S. House of Representatives. La Guardia served in the House from 1917-21 and from 1923-33. He cosponsored the Norris-La Guardia Anti-Injunction Act of 1932, which protected striking workers.
From 1934-45 La Guardia served as mayor of New York City. La Guardia was a liberal Republican who was respected by all parties. He became well-known for introducing reforms and efficiencies. New York’s La Guardia Airport is named in his honor.