Beame, Abraham David


Beame, Abraham David
▪ 2002
Abraham David Birnbaum 
      British-born American politician (b. March 20, 1906, London, Eng.—d. Feb. 10, 2001, New York, N.Y.), served as mayor of New York City from 1974 to 1977; he was the city's first Jewish mayor. An accountant by profession, Beame worked in the city's budget office from 1946 to 1961, when he was elected city comptroller. He failed in his first mayoral bid in 1965, and he later served another term as comptroller. Beame was successful in his second campaign for mayor, though the outgoing administration left him to contend with severe financial problems. The ensuing fiscal crisis dominated Beame's one term in office and drove the city to the brink of bankruptcy in 1975. Beame's solutions, which included raising taxes, cutting services, and reducing the municipal workforce by 65,000, proved unpopular, and he was defeated in his reelection bid. After leaving office, Beame worked as an investment adviser.

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