Marc Morial

Born Jan 3, 1958

Marc Haydel Morial is an American political and civic leader and the current president of the National Urban League. Morial served as mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana from 1994 to 2002. He is married to Michelle Miller, who has won awards as a CBS News Correspondent.… Read More

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1958 Birth Born on January 3, 1958.


1976 18 Years Old Morial graduated from Jesuit High School in 1976, then received a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1980. … Read More


1983 25 Years Old Morial then earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1983 from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
1986 28 Years Old Morial opened a private law practice in New Orleans. He also served as a board member for the Louisiana American Civil Liberties Union from 1986 to 1988.


1990 32 Years Old After an unsuccessful run for Congress in 1990, in which he came in second place and was defeated in a runoff by Bill Jefferson, Morial ran for the Louisiana State Senate in 1992.
…  Morial served as mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, from 1994 to 2002. … Read More


He ran again in 1998 and was re-elected.
2001 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Two accomplishments of his administration dealt with professional sports: NBA basketball returned to the city after Morial orchestrated negotiations for the league's Charlotte Hornets to relocate there. Secondly, following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Morial persuaded the organizers of a large automotive exposition to change its date so that Super Bowl XXXVI (held at the Louisiana Superdome) could be played one week later than originally scheduled, enabling the NFL to keep its post-season tournament fully intact. … Read More
2002 44 Years Old Like his father, Dutch Morial, Marc Morial made an attempt to amend the city charter to run for a third term as mayor in 2002. … Read More
2003 45 Years Old After serving as mayor, Morial was selected as President and CEO of the National Urban League, one of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organizations. His tenure began on May 15, 2003.


2011 53 Years Old Morial was mentioned as a possible candidate for Governor of Louisiana in the 2011 election. … Read More
2012 54 Years Old In 2012, Morial was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability. … Read More
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