High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sophie Masloff (born
December 23, 1917) is an American politician. A long-time member of
the Democratic Party and civil servant, she was elected to the
Pittsburgh City Council and later served as the mayor of Pittsburgh
from 1988 to 1994. She was the first woman and the first Jewish
person to hold that office. Masloff began working as a civil
servant in Pittsburgh government at the age of 18 and continued
working for the city until she was elected to Pittsburgh city
council in 1976. During her time on council. she was elected City
Council President. When Pittsburgh mayor Richard Caliguiri died in
office on May 6, 1988, the city charter dictated that the city
council president was next in line to assume the office of mayor.
Masloff assumed the office, and served out the remainder of
Caliguiri's term. She was reelected in November 1989. She was the
first woman and the first Jewish person to hold the post.
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