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Christie coasts to win; McAuliffe squeaks by

Christie coasts to win; McAuliffe squeaks by

ASBURY PARK, N.J., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie easily won re-election in New Jersey and Democrat Terry McAuliffe narrowly defeated Virginia's conservative attorney general.

Koch to buy Molex for $7.2 billion

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Koch Industries has agreed to buy Molex, an electronics component firm based in Illinois, for $7.2 billion, the firms said Monday.
Koch's tombstone engraved with wrong date

Koch's tombstone engraved with wrong date

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Friends and family members of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch said his tombstone is inscribed with an incorrect birth date.
Koch left $100K to longtime secretary

Koch left $100K to longtime secretary

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- Ed Koch, the firebrand former mayor of New York City who died earlier this year, left $100,000 to his secretary of almost 40 years, his lawyer said.

New York says goodbye to former Mayor Koch

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Edward Koch, the three-term New York mayor who died at 88 Friday, was remembered Monday as a man who transformed the city, saving it from the brink.

Ex-NYC Mayor Koch hospitalized

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Ed Koch was hospitalized this weekend, with tests showing he had fluid on the lungs, a hospital spokesman said Sunday.
Ex-Mayor Koch released from hospital

Ex-Mayor Koch released from hospital

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, 87, who was suffering from type-A influenza, said he was released from a hospital Monday morning.

Ex-NYC Mayor Koch hospitalized

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has been hospitalized for anemia, an aide said.
Berlin: Boy booted from public housing

Berlin: Boy booted from public housing

BERLIN, June 19 (UPI) -- Berlin's youth welfare office says it plans to sue Robin van Helsum, who claimed to have lived in the woods with his father and collected benefits.
Window closing for an Obama trip to Israel

Window closing for an Obama trip to Israel

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The window of opportunity for President Obama to visit Israel is closing and along with it a chance to repair relations with a key U.S. ally, observers said.

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White House: House seat loss no harbinger

White House: House seat loss no harbinger

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Democrats' loss of Anthony Weiner's House seat in New York is not a harbinger of things to come in next year's elections, the White House said Wednesday.

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NYC bridge named for former Mayor Ed Koch

NYC bridge named for former Mayor Ed Koch

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- New York City officials announced the 59th St./Queensboro Bridge will be named in honor of former Mayor Ed Koch.
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New York Mayor Ed Koch talks with guest hostess Joan Rivers during a taping on January 27, 1986 in Hollywood of NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." (UPI Photo/handout/Files)
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Edward Irving "Ed" Koch ( /ˈkɒtʃ/; born December 12, 1924) is an American lawyer, politician, and political commentator. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977 and three terms as mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989. He also became known as a "judge" on the television judge show The People's Court from 1997 to 1999.

Koch was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York to a Conservative Jewish family residing in Newark, New Jersey, where his father worked at a theater. As a child he worked as a hatcheck boy in a Newark dance hall. He graduated from South Side High School in Newark in 1941. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1943 where he served as an infantryman with the 104th Infantry Division, landing in Cherbourg, France in September 1944. He earned two Battle Stars as a Combat Infantryman. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1946. Koch returned to New York City to attend City College of New York and New York University School of Law and received his law degree in 1948.

Koch was the Democratic US Representative from New York's 17th congressional district from January 3, 1969 until January 3, 1973, when after a redistricting he represented New York's 18th congressional district until December 31, 1977, when he resigned to become Mayor of New York City.

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