Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani III
Lawyer, politician. Born Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III on May 28, 1944, in New York City. Educated at Manhattan College, Purchase, NY, he received his law degree from New York University. After service in a variety of prosecutorial positions in the Department of Justice (1975–7, 1981–3), he became US attorney for the Southern District of New York (1983–9).
After failing in his first bid as the Republican candidate for mayor of New York City (1989), he went into private practice, then succeeded in 1993, being re-elected in 1997. His administration was praised for restoring law and order to New York, and making the city a more attractive place to live. However, minorities complained that the police under Giuliani on occasion abused the rights of suspects in several well-publicized beatings and shootings.
Limited to two terms as mayor, he decided to run for the US senate in 2000, but withdrew on health grounds. His popularity soared in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on New York on 11 Sep 2001, and his adept handling of the situation in the city led to calls for his term of office as mayor to be extended, but he stood down. He was awarded an honorary knighthood by the UK in 2002.
After leaving the mayor's office, Giuliani founded a security consulting business. Though it has been rumored that he’ll run for state or national office, Giuliani has stated he has no intention of running.
Pro Choice, no ban on partial birth abortions
Privatizing failing schools
Three strikes sentencing
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
Absolute right to gun ownership