Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Irish (The) and Ireland

Mayor Tate Signing the New Zoning Code

A black and white photograph of Mayor Tate signing the new zoning code for Philadelphia.

James Tate, shown here signing a new zoning code for Philadelphia in 1962, was the first Irish Catholic to be elected mayor of the city. (PhillyHistory.org)

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James Tate, shown here signing a new zoning code for Philadelphia in 1962, was the first Irish Catholic to be elected mayor of the city. He served from 1962 to 1972.

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