Donna Dinkins Bio, Wiki
Donna Dinkins is best known for being the daughter of David Dinkins, an American politician, lawyer, and author who served as the 106th Mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993 and Joyce B. Dinkins. Her mother died on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 at her home in Manhattan. She was 89. On November 23, 2020, just over a month after his wife’s death, Dinkins died at his home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, at age 93.
Sad news. #DavidDinkins was a trailblazing leader and a gentleman – a dean of Black politics in NY. He was the Mayor for whom I was proud to cast my vote. I am not surprised that he passed on so soon after losing his beloved wife Joyce. I wish them both Rest In Power. https://t.co/YNc6ugw7RG
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) November 24, 2020
Donna has managed to keep a low profile and not much is known about her. On David Denkins’s 92nd Birthday, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer hosted a party to celebrate Hon. David N. Dinkins. Among friends and family attending were Chairman Dave Archambault II from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, daughter, Donna Dinkins Hoggard, and grandson Jamaal Hoggard with Charles Rangel
Donna Dinkins Parents
Her father, David Dinkins was an American politician, lawyer, and author who served as the 106th Mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993. He was the first and, to date, only African American to hold that office. Before entering politics, Dinkins was among the more than 20,000 Montford Point Marines.
Her mother was best known for being the wife of David N. Dinkins. Her role as the first lady of New York City with grace and dignity as she promoted programs that encouraged literacy and education and guarded against child abuse.
David Dinkins Career
David Dinkins rose through the ranks of Harlem politics. He won an Assembly seat, was appointed city clerk, served as Manhattan borough president, and was elected mayor just as Mrs. Dinkins was retiring as coordinator of metropolitan affairs for the state Department of Taxation and Finance.
Former Representative Charles B. Rangel, a friend of the Dinkins family for decades, said of her in 1990, “She is not a politician but a partner, and a partner has a different role.” In an interview with The Times, she explained her relationship with the mayor this way: “I can’t say that he asks for my advice; nor am I an adviser. I consider myself more a supporter than I do an adviser. I give my opinions. I can’t say he always accepts them.”
David Dinkins Children
The two are survived by their two children, David N. Dinkins Jr. and Donna Dinkins Hoggard, and two grandchildren.