Moscone, George

Moscone, George

(1929–78) lawyer, mayor; born in San Francisco. After serving in the navy, he worked as a lawyer. He was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1963, then served as state senator (1967–77). Elected mayor of San Francisco in 1977, he supported a variety of liberal policies. He was shot to death by a former city supervisor, who also killed Supervisor Harvey Milk.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.