Dinkins served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.
Dinkins was elected to his first term in the New York State Assembly in 1965.
Dinkins attended Howard University on the GI Bill.
Dinkins is a Democrat and involved in the Democratic Party.
In 1953 Dinkins started attendance at Brooklyn Law School.
Dinkins was the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city to be denied re-election.
Dinkins attended Brooklyn Law School.
When Dinkins married Joyce Burrows, her father was a New York State Assemblyman.
His wife is Joyce Burrows.
After Dinkins graduated high school in 1945, he attempted to enlist in the U.S. Marines. He was at that point denied because the U.S. Marines had fulfilled their 'Negro quota'.
Dinkins received his B.S. from Howard University in Mathematics.
Dinkins was the first African-American Mayor of New York City.
Dinkins was the 106th Mayor of New York City. His term was from 1989-1993.
Dinkins: I am the guy who stood at Madison Square Garden all by myself denouncing Louis Farrakhan for calling Judaism a gutter religion.
Dinkins: I finished law school in '56, but I was working two jobs.
David Dinkins: I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.