Biagio DiLieto

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Biagio "Ben" DiLieto (1922–1999) was Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, from 1980 to 1989, serving as the city's 26th mayor.

DiLieto was chief of police in New Haven from 1970 to 1976.[1] He first ran for mayor in 1977, when he narrowly lost the Democratic primary to incumbent Frank Logue. He ran again in 1979, defeating Logue in the primary and winning election in November.[2] He was re-elected four times, serving a total of five two-year terms before he declined to run for re-election in 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b Nick Ravo, Mayor of New Haven Won't Seek Sixth Term, The New York Times, March 29, 1989
  2. ^ Frank Donner (1992), Protectors of Privilege, University of California Press, ISBN 0-520-08035-1, page 328.
Preceded by
Frank Logue
Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut
Succeeded by
John C. Daniels