|Former Atlantic City Mayor Joseph Lazarow|
|Friday, 04 January 2008 08:14|
Former Atlantic City Mayor Joseph Lazarow died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in St. Petersburg, Fla., at the age of 84.
Mr. Lazarow served as the city's mayor from 1976-82. He oversaw the beginning of the casino era in Atlantic City. During his tenure as mayor, gambling was legalized in Atlantic City and the city's first casinos opened. Mr. Lazarow was predeceased by his wife, Fredlyn, in 1993. He is survived by two daughters and two sons.
Stories and photographs of Lazarow are available in the Atlantic City Free Public Library's Alfred M. Heston Collection. Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3062, for details on how you can view them.
"I believe the government shouldn't be a dictatorship. I don't believe in running and buttonholing people and saying, ‘I want you to vote this way on this or that way on that.;"
"When a person is quietly and honestly doing a job and people have no real criticism, the first thing they say is the leader can't make a decision. But I've made plenty of decisions. And when history is in, history will probably record that this is the most effective period of leadership the city has ever had."
Weinberg David. "An Ordinary Joe." New Jersey Monthly (June 1979): 74.
"Candidate Schultz Scores Lazarow." Press of Atlantic City (5 May 1976): 26.
"Press Endorses Five for City Commission." Press of Atlantic City (8 May 1976): 1.
Prendergast, Frank J. "Resort Incumbents Win." Press of Atlantic City (12 May 1976): 1, 22.
"Lazarow: Comeback Possible." Press of Atlantic City (11 August 1983): 3.
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