Sunday, February 22, 2015

On this day in 1955, David Axelrod was born on the Lower East Side

On this day in 1955, political advisor David Axelrod was born on the Lower East Side.

Axelrod, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011), grew up in Stuyvesant Town, and began his political career distributing materials for Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign while attending Stuyvesant High School.