Rudolph William Louis “Rudy” Giuliani is an American lawyer and a politician of Italian descent. He was the 107th person to serve as the mayor of New York City, New York, United States.
Giuliani was a Democrat and then an independent in the 1970s but he has been a Republican since the 1980s. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was born in New York City on May 28, 1944 to Harold Angelo Giuliani and Helen D’Avanzo Giuliani, who were both children of Italian immigrants.
- In 1961, he graduated from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, New York. In 1965, he graduated from Manhattan College in Riverdale, Bronx, New York City where he majored in political science with a minor in philosophy.
- In 1968, he graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law in Manhattan, New York City. In the same year, he was classified 1-A or available for military service and volunteered for the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy, who served as a U.S. senator from New York from January 3, 1965 to June 6, 1968. On October 26, 1968, he married Regina Peruggi. Their marriage ended via a civil divorce issued in 1982 and a Roman Catholic church annulment granted in 1983.
- In 1969, he reclassified 2-A or essential civilian as a law clerk of Judge Lloyd Francis MacMahon, the U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York.
- From February 20, 1981 to June 3, 1983, he served as the U.S. associate attorney general under the administration of 40th U.S. president Ronald Reagan.
- From June 3, 1983 to January 1, 1989, he was the U.S. attorney for the Southern district of New York.
- On April 15, 1984, he married Donna Hanover in a Roman Catholic ceremony at St. Monica’s Church in Manhattan. She gave birth to their son Andrew Harold Guiliani on January 30, 1986 and their daughter Caroline Rose Guiliani on August 10, 1989.
- From January 1, 1994 to December 31, 2001, he was the New York City mayor.
- In April 2000, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In May 2001, he filed for divorce from Hanover, which they settled in July 2002. Based on his biography “Rudy!: An Investigative Biography of Rudy Giuliani” written by Wayne Barrett, which was released in 2000, his biopic “Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story” was broadcast on the USA Network in 2003. He was played by James Woods.
- On May 24, 2003, he married Judith Nathan. It was her third marriage after two divorces. On April4, 2018, she filed for divorce from him, which was settled on December 10, 2019.
- In 2007, he received the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Special Achievement Award for Public Service and the Margaret Thatcher Medal of Freedom by the Atlantic Bridge.
- In April 2018, he joined the personal legal team of 45th U.S. president Donald Trump.
- He made an unwitting appearance in the mockumentary film “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” which was released in October 2020. In the same month, he confirmed his relationship with Maria Ryan, the former wife of U.S. Marine Corps veteran Robert Ryan.