Moon Landrieu (born Maurice Edwin Landrieu) an American lawyer and politician who served as the 56th Mayor of New Orleans from 1970 to 1978 has died, according to Ryan Berni, a family spokesperson. He died Monday (Sept. 5) at age 92.
As mayor, Moon Landrieu championed integration in the city, winning him the respect of many Black voters when he opened high-ranking city jobs and contracts to African Americans.
As a city councilman before that, he led a successful push for a city ordinance outlawing segregation based on race or religion in public accommodations.
Current New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Monday remembered the late mayor as a “civil rights trailblazer and dedicated public [servant].”
She added that his “urban policy vision helped shape this city, and the racial coalitions he built in the face of division continues to inspire generations.”
Moon Landrieu age
Moon was born on July 23, 1930 and died September 5, 2022 at age 92.
Moon Landrieu height
What was Moon Landrieu’s height? Moon was of average height.
Moon Landrieu cause of death
What was Moon Landrieu’s cause of death? Ryan Berni did not give details surrounding Moon’s death but said; “He died peacefully this morning [Sept. 5] surrounded by family.”
Moon Landrieu wife
Moon was married to Verna Satterlee (m.1954).
Moon credited his wife, Verna, with nudging him into politics, and his Black classmates, including Norman Francis, who would become Xavier University’s dean and president, for opening his eyes.
Moon Landrieu children
Moon and Verna had nine children; among them are former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and former Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu.