James Hugh Joseph Tate

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James Hugh Joseph Tate
James H. J. Tate 1962.jpg
Tate in 1962
92nd Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In office
February 12, 1962[a] – January 3, 1972
Preceded by Richardson Dilworth
Succeeded by Frank Rizzo
President of the Philadelphia City Council
In office
January 20, 1955[1] – January 6, 1964
Preceded by Himself[b]
Succeeded by Paul D'Ortona
President pro tempore of the
Philadelphia City Council
In office
January 4, 1954 – January 20, 1955
Preceded by James Finnegan[c]
Succeeded by Himself
Member of the Philadelphia City Council from the 7th District
In office
January 7, 1952 – January 6, 1964
Preceded by John F. Byrne
Succeeded by Joseph J. Hersch
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the Philadelphia County district
In office
January 7, 1941 – November 30, 1946
Personal details
Born (1910-04-10)April 10, 1910
Died May 27, 1983(1983-05-27) (aged 73)
Political party Democratic
a.^ Acting Mayor from February 12, 1962 through January 6, 1964
b.^ As President pro tempore of the City Council
c.^ As Council President

James Hugh Joseph Tate (April 10, 1910 – May 27, 1983) was an American politician. He served as the Mayor of Philadelphia between 1962 and 1972. He originally ascended to the office of Mayor (as President of the City Council) when Richardson Dilworth resigned to make an unsuccessful run for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 1962 election. Tate was elected to full terms in 1963 and 1967.

He was the first Roman Catholic to serve as mayor of Philadelphia. In his successful re-election bid in 1967, Tate defeated Arlen Specter, who was at the time Philadelphia's District Attorney. Specter later went on to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Towards the end of his life, Tate lived in Longport, New Jersey.

Death[edit]

Tate died of an apparent myocardial infarction in Somers Point, aged 73.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Administration of James H. J. Tate". Mayor's Correspondence and Files. The City of Philadelphia: Department of Records. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Kennedy, Shawn G. (May 29, 1983). "James Tate of Philadelphia; Held Mayor's Post in 1962-72". The New York Times. p. 1.32. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richardson Dilworth
Mayor of Philadelphia1
1962–1972
Succeeded by
Frank Rizzo
Philadelphia City Council
Preceded by
Himself2
President of the Philadelphia City Council
1955–1964
Succeeded by
Paul D'Ortona
Preceded by
James Finnegan3
President pro tempore of the Philadelphia City Council
1954–1955
Succeeded by
Himself
Preceded by
John F. Byrne
Member of the Philadelphia City Council for the 7th District
1952–1964
Succeeded by
Joseph J. Hersch
Notes and references
1. Acting Mayor from 1962 through early 1964
2. As President pro tempore of the City Council
3. As Council President