|1st Mayor of the District of Columbia|
January 2, 1975 â€“ January 2, 1979
|Preceded by||Himself (Mayor-Commissioner)|
|Succeeded by||Marion Barry|
|Mayor-Commissioner of the District of Columbia|
November 7, 1967 â€“ January 2, 1975
|President||Lyndon B. Johnson
|Preceded by||Walter Nathan Tobriner (President of the Board of Commissioners)|
|Succeeded by||Himself (Mayor)|
|Born||Walter Edward Washington
April 15, 1915
Dawson, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||October 27, 2003
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Bennetta Bullock (1942â€“1991)
Mary Burke (1994â€“2003)
|Children||Bennetta (with Bullock)|
|Alma mater||Howard University|
Mine has been a concern for the people, a concern to maintain stability, a concern to get people working together racially, ethnically, rich and poor – all segments of the city.
What I would like to be remembered for is that Walter Washington changed the spirit of the people of this city, that he came in as mayor when there was hate and greed and misunderstanding among our people and the races were polarized.