On the eve of election day we combed through the WNYC archives to find what New York's first three-term mayor, Fiorello Henry La Guardia, who served from 1934-1945, said at his third election. La Guardia was the first Italian-American to climb that high on the political ladder in America. He was also a Republican and is credited with helping New York garner large amounts of federal funding for public works during the New Deal.
After being elected for a third term on November 5, 1941 La Guardia gave this speech:
Special thanks to WNYC's Director of Archives Andy Lanset