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Walter Washington
1st Mayor of the District of Columbia
In office
January 2, 1975 â€“ January 2, 1979
Preceded by Himself (Mayor-Commissioner)
Succeeded by Marion Barry
Mayor-Commissioner of the District of Columbia
In office
November 7, 1967 â€“ January 2, 1975
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded by Walter Nathan Tobriner (President of the Board of Commissioners)
Succeeded by Himself (Mayor)
Personal details
Born Walter Edward Washington
(1915-04-15)April 15, 1915
Dawson, Georgia, U.S.
Died October 27, 2003(2003-10-27) (aged 88)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bennetta Bullock (1942–1991)
Mary Burke (1994–2003)
Children Bennetta (with Bullock)
Alma mater Howard University
Religion Baptist

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.
Walter Washington
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.
Walter Washington