Happy 90th birthday to Hizzoner Jimmy Griffin
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Monday, May 13, 2019
Former Buffalo Mayor Jimmy Griffin would have been 90 today. He was born on June 29, 1929 in South Buffalo, where he lived his whole life. He served as a New York state senator from 1967 to 1977, then was sworn as mayor in January 1, 1978. During the Blizzard of 1985, he famously told Buffalonians to "go home, buy a six pack of beer, and watch a good football game." He served as mayor until 1993, then as city councilman from 2003 to 2005. He died on May 25, 2008.