Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford
Erected by City of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & Politics • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series lists.
Location. 39° 21.626′ N, 74° 25.913′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Atlantic Avenue. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1704 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James L. Usry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Hollingsworth (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sara Spencer Washington (about 600 feet away); John Herbert Brooks (about 800 feet away); William "Sonny" Lea (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clifford J. Newsome (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cora Hillery Boggs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
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Lorenzo Tyrone Langford (born 1955) is an American Democratic Party politician from Atlantic City, New Jersey. He is a former Mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey and was the resort city's second African American mayor. In the city's 2013 mayoral election, Langford was defeated by his Republican opponent Don Guardian.He left office on January 1, 2014. (Submitted on March 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Honorable Lorenzo T. Langford, Mayor, City of Atlantic City.
In 1992, Langford ran for the office of City Council, defeated the incumbent Council President, and was re-elected twice to represent Atlantic City's Fourth Ward. On November 6, 2001, he won a four year term as Mayor of Atlantic City. He held employment summits, ushered in over $2 billion in new development and created numerous youth and senior citizen initiatives. On November 4, 2008, Langford was victorious in the general election to finish the remaining one year term of his predecessor. Because of his unique style and courageous leadership, he once again won another four year term as Mayor of the City of Atlantic City in the general election of November 2009. (Submitted on March 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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