As the grandson of Italian immigrants, R.Giuliani learned a strong work ethic & a deep respect for America's ideal of equal opportunity. He attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, Manhattan College in the Bronx and New York University Law School in Manhattan, graduating magna cum laude in 1968.
Upon graduation, Rudy Giuliani clerked for Judge Lloyd MacMahon, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
In 1970, R. Giuliani joined the office of the U.S. Attorney.
At age 29, he was named Chief of the Narcotics Unit and rose to serve as executive US Attorney.
In 1975, R. Giuliani was recruited to Washington, D.C., where he was named Associate Deputy Attorney General and chief of staff to the Deputy Attorney General.
From 1977 to 1981, R. Giuliani returned to New York to practice law at Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler.
In 1981, Giuliani was named Associate Attorney General, the third highest position in the Department of Justice. As Associate Attorney General, Giuliani supervised all of the US Attorney Offices' Federal law enforcement agencies, the Bureau of Corrections, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the US Marshals.
In 1983, Giuliani was appointed US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he spearheaded the effort to jail drug dealers, fight organized crime, break the web of corruption in government, and prosecute white-collar criminals. Few US Attorneys in history can match his record of 4,152 convictions with only 25 reversals.
In 1989, Giuliani entered the race for mayor of New York City as a candidate of the Republican and Liberal parties, losing by the closest margin in City history.
In 1993, his campaign focusing on quality of life, crime, business & education made him the 107th Mayor of the City of New York. In 1997 he was re-elected by a wide margin, carrying 4 out of New York City's 5 boroughs.
As Mayor, Rudy Giuliani had returned accountability to City government & improved the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Under his leadership, overall crime is down 57%, murder has been reduced 65%, and New York City - once infamous around the world for its dangerous streets - has been recognized by the F.B.I. as the safest large city in America for the past five years.
New York City's law enforcement strategies have become models for other cities around the world, particularly the CompStat program, which won the 1996 Innovations in Government Award from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
When R. Giuliani took office, one out of every seven New Yorkers was on welfare. Mayor Giuliani had returned the work ethic to the center of City life by implementing the largest & most successful welfare-to-work initiative in the country, cutting welfare rolls in half while moving over 640,000 individuals from dependency on the government to the dignity of self-sufficiency.
R. Giuliani enacted a record of over $2.5 billion in tax reductions - including the commercial rent tax, personal income tax, the hotel occupancy tax, and the sales tax on clothing for purchases up to $110 dollars.
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been returned to the private sector as a result of the Rudy's aggressive campaign to root out organized crime's influence over the Fulton Fish Market, the private garbage hauling industry, & wholesale food markets throughout the City.
These reforms, combined with the fiscal discipline which enabled Rudy to turn an inherited $2.3 billion dollar budget deficit into a multi-billion dollar surplus, have led the City to an era of broad-based growth with a record 450,000 new private sector jobs.
As news of the City's resurgence had spread around the nation and the world, tourism has grown to record levels.
October 2000, the Mayor launched the New York City Charter School Improvement Fund, the first fund ever offered by a city government to help charter schools with equipment & facilities costs.
Giuliani worked to pass New York to the next generation better & more beautiful than it was before he entered office.