Ed Koch Through the Years

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who spent three terms helming the city he loved and became a symbol of it, died of congestive heart failure at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He was 88.

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A casket containing the remains of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is brought into Temple Emanu-El, for his funeral in New York. A large crowd braved temperatures in the low 20s and a fierce wind while waiting in two lines outside the temple. Koch died Friday. Click to see memorable photos of his funeral and his life.
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A large crowd gathers around former President Bill Clinton following the funeral services for former New York Mayor Ed Koch at Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El.
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. former New York City Mayors Rudolph Giuliani and David Dinkins (L-R) put their hands over their hearts as a casket containing the body of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch leaves a synagogue after his funeral in New York.
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Former Governor of New York Mario Cuomo leaves the synagogue after the funeral of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch.
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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks to media as she arrives for the funeral of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch.
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New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks to media as she arrives for the funeral of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch.
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A casket containing the body of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is loaded into a hearse while city employees, politicians, media and others look on after his funeral in New York.
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The casket containing the body of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is carrfied by policemen into Temple Emanu-El for his funeral in New York.
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The New York City flag flies at half-staff outside City Hall to honor the death of former Mayor Ed Koch.
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A workers at the Trinity Church Cemetary prepare former New York City mayor Ed Koch's gravesite.
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A poster for the new film "Koch" by Neil Barsky is viewed on the very morning that the iconic former New York mayor passed away.
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Iconic former New York Mayor Ed Koch, pictured here at the 9th annual National Action Network convention in New York, died at the age of 88 from congestive heart failure. Click through for more photographs of Koch throughout the years.
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This 1944 file photo shows Ed Koch during his service in the U.S. Army in France. Koch was born on December 12, 1924, in New York City, the second of three children born to Russian-Jewish immigrants Louis and Joyce Silpe Koch.
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Former New York City mayor Ed Koch is pictured here addressing the court during a taping of "The People's Court." Koch presided over the court from 1997 to 1999.
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In this Sept. 7, 1981 file photo, New York City Mayor Ed Koch, center, gestures as he marches in a Labor Day parade down New York's Fifth Avenue.
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Former New york City mayors Ed Koch (L) and David Dinkins (C) talk with current NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg as they watch from the President's Box during the women's final at the 2003 US Open tennis championships at Flushing Meadows in New York, Sept. 6, 2003.
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In this Jan. 30, 1975, file photo, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, center left, and Bess Myerson, center right, walk with architect Philip Johnson, left, and Rep. Ed Koch, right, as they leave New York's Grand Central after holding a news conference for the "Committee to Save Grand Central Station."
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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, center, walks behind a banner of Al Sharpton during the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, June 9, 2001 on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Sharpton and the three other men were convicted of federal trespassing for protesting U.S. Navy bombing exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
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After leaving City Hall in January 1990, Koch battled assorted health problems and heart disease.
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Mayor Edward Koch on the WCBS Radio show, "Mayor Koch Calling" on February 10, 1980.
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New York City mayor Ed Koch sits in an office chair, speaking, with his elbow propped on a table in 1980. Koch served three terms as mayor (1978-1990).
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In this Nov. 8, 1977, file photo, Rep. Ed Koch, second from left, celebrates in New York after being elected as New York's mayor. Koch would later be known as the combative politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms.
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Ed Koch, Democratic mayor-elect of New York City speaks at his headquarters in New York following a victory in his race for mayor of the city of New York.
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Mayor Ed Koch was also a popular figure in celebrity circles. He's pictured here with singers Julio Iglesias and Diana Ross at Radio City Music Hall.
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In this March 8, 1987, file photo, New York Mayor Ed Koch gives a lift to Broadway dancer Ann Reinking during a performance of political satire at the annual Inner Circle gathering of the New York Press Club in New York.
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Sen. Albert Gore Jr., left, thanks New York City Mayor Edward Koch for his support after conceding defeat in the New York Democratic primary.
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Ed Koch poses during the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge in his honor at The Water Club Restaurant.
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New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo laughs with former New York City mayor Ed Koch at a press conference at John Jay College in New York City. Koch, who had defeated Cuomo's dad, Mario, in the New York City mayoral race in 1977, endorsed Cuomo.
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Former New York City Mayors David Dinkins, Ed Koch, and Rudolph Giuliani talk prior to the start of the New York Yankees World Series Victory Celebration at City Hall.
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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is introduced by current New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg during the celebration of Koch's 85th Birthday at the St. Regis Hotel.
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Koch was admitted in early December to New York Presbyterian Hospital with pneumonia and the flu. He returned to the hospital twice in January with fluid building up in his lungs, The Associated Press reported.
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Former New York City mayor Ed Koch relaxes as he poses for a portrait in his office during a photo session in September 1999.
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Bess Meyerson and Ed Koch during NYC Mayor's Awards of Honor For The Arts at Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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The Pope John Paul II meets with Ed Koch in 1984.
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New York Mayor Ed Koch gestures as he escorts Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan into Gracie Mansion in New York in 1980.
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New York Mayor Ed Koch kisses singer-actress Diana Ross at the steps of City Hall in New York in 1983.
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Rep. Edward Koch is interviewed by a radio reporter in 1973.
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New York Mayor Ed Koch raises his hands with two thumbs up while addressing the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco on July 16, 1984.
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Mayor of New York in an official 1982 painting by Bachrach
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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch attends the celebration of his 85th Birthday at the Bryan Cave LLP Celebration at the St. Regis Hotel on November 18, 2009 in New York City.
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