George Moscone obituary


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George Moscone died on November 27, 1978, at the age of 49.


The death of Moscone, who was called  “The People’s Mayor”, shocked the entire nation and had a lasting impact on politics in the United States.

Moscone was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California alongside his mother Lena.

About George Moscone

George Moscone served as the Mayor of San Francisco from 1976 until his tragic assassination on November 27, 1978.

Before he assumed office, he held the position of member of the Democratic Party and played a significant role in San Francisco’s political landscape during his time in office.


George Moscone
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Moscone served in the California State Senate from 1967 to 1976, during which he championed various liberal causes, including environmental protection, gun control, and LGBTQ+ rights.

Moscone’s tenure as mayor was marked by efforts to reform city government, improve housing, and address social issues.

Moscone had appointed Harvey Milk, an openly gay man, to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. This made Milk one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States.

Moscone and Harvey Milk were assassinated by fellow politician Dan White, in their offices at San Francisco City Hall on November 27, 1978.


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