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Romolo Albert "Roy" Bernardi (born October 14, 1942[1]) is an American politician from Syracuse, and former United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He was nominated by President George W. Bush on June 24, 2004, and confirmed by the United States Senate on November 21, 2004.

Roy Bernardi
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United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Acting
In office
April 19, 2008 – June 4, 2008
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byAlphonso Jackson
Succeeded bySteve Preston
6th United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office
June 24, 2004 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byAlphonso Jackson
Succeeded byRon Sims
51st Mayor of Syracuse
In office
January 3, 1994 – July 10, 2001
Preceded byThomas Ganley Young
Succeeded byMatt Driscoll
Personal details
Born
Romolo Albert Bernardi

(1942-10-14) October 14, 1942 (age 76)
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Alice Bernardi
Alma materSyracuse University

Bernardi served as Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at HUD; he was appointed as acting HUD Secretary on April 19, 2008, after the resignation of Alphonso Jackson. He served until administration nominee Steve Preston was confirmed on June 4.[2][3][4]

In 1993 Mr. Bernardi was elected as the 51st Mayor of the City of Syracuse, New York, where he served from 1994 to 2001.[1] Bernardi had previously served as the Syracuse City Auditor for five terms. He is a graduate of Syracuse University.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mayors of the City of Syracuse Archived February 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. City of Syracuse. Accessed April 22, 2008
  2. ^ Holzer, Jessica "Bush praises new HUD secretary" The Hill, 5 June 2008. Accessed June 5, 2008.
  3. ^ Roy A. Bernardi Acting Secretary Archived May 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. HUD. Accessed 2008-04-22. "On April 19, 2008, Roy A. Bernardi became Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development."
  4. ^ "Preston Is Picked to Run HUD, Despite Little Housing Experience". Wall Street Journal, 2008-04-19. Accessed 2008-04-19. "Roy A. Bernardi, the second-in-command at HUD, will serve as acting secretary until Mr. Preston is confirmed."

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Preceded by
Alphonso Jackson
United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(acting)

2008
Succeeded by
Steve Preston
Preceded by
Thomas Ganley Young
Mayor of Syracuse, NY
1994–2001
Succeeded by
Matthew Driscoll