De Blasio, Bill

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Name
de Blasio, Bill Gender: M
Warren Wilhelm, Jr.
born on 8 May 1961 at 19:03 (= 7:03 PM )
Place Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Ackerman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°06' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°05 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°04'



Bill de Blasio
photo: The office of Public Advocate for the City of New York, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

New York City city Mayor, elected on 5 November 2013, taking office in January 2014.

De Blasio was born Warren Wilhelm, Jr. in Manhattan, New York, the son of Maria (née de Blasio) and Warren Wilhelm. His father had German ancestry, and his maternal grandparents, Giovanni and Anna, were Italian immigrants.

De Blasio has stated that he was 7 years old when his father first left home and 8 years old when his parents divorced. In an April 2012 interview, de Blasio described his upbringing: "[My dad] was an officer in the Pacific in the army, [and] in an extraordinary number of very, very difficult, horrible battles, including Okinawa…And I think honestly, as we now know about veterans who return, [he] was going through physically and mentally a lot… He was an alcoholic, and my mother and father broke up very early on in the time I came along, and I was brought up by my mother’s family — that’s the bottom line — the de Blasio family."

In September 2013, de Blasio revealed that his father committed suicide in 1979 while suffering from incurable lung cancer.

In 1983 he legally changed his name to Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm, which he described in April 2012: "I started by putting the name into my diploma, and then I hyphenated it legally when I finished NYU, and then, more and more, I realized that was the right identity." By the time he appeared on the public stage in 1990, he was using the name Bill de Blasio as he explained he had been called "Bill" or "Billy" in his personal life. He did not legally change over to this new name until 2002, when the discrepancy was noted during an election.

He was a member of the New York City Council from 1 Januaray 2002 - 31 December 2009. He became the New York City Public Advocate on 1 January 2010, being elected on 9 November 2009. On 27 January 2013, de Blasio announced his candidacy for Mayor of New York City in the fall election of 5 November 2013. He was elected with about three quarters of all votes.

De Blasio and his wife, activist and poet Chirlane McCray, an African American and former lesbian born 29 November 1954, met while both were working for the Dinkins administration. They married in 1994 and live in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with their two children, Dante and Chiara.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death of Father 1979 (suicide of father)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1994
  • Work : Great Achievement 9 November 2009 (won election to Public Advocate)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 5 November 2013 (elected New York mayor)
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Source Notes

Shelley Ackerman writes per email on 31 Oct 2013: "May 8 1961 @ 7:03 pm Manhattan. My request to high level campaign staffer who asked him directly."

Categories

  • Vocation : Politics : Public office