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Ex-NYC Mayor Dinkins hospitalized with pneumonia

October 31, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins has been hospitalized with pneumonia.

Dinkins' law partner and adviser, Peter Johnson, says the former mayor is being treated at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dinkins was the first black mayor of the nation's largest city. He served one term, from 1990 to 1993.

Johnson says Dinkins was admitted on Wednesday night after experiencing difficulty breathing.

He says he spoke by telephone with the former mayor on Thursday and said he was sounding much better.

Johnson says Dinkins, who is 86, keeps a "breakneck schedule." He's teaching at Columbia University and supporting various charities.

He noted Dinkins hosted an event this week for Democratic mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio.



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