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Who Was the Youngest Mayor in New York City?

 Despite close competition, that distinction belongs to the "Boy Mayor," John Purroy Mitchel. Born in 1879, he was a mere 34-years-old when elected in 1913. Unfortunately, Mitchel's re-election bid failed and he was later killed in a 1918 air corps training accident after neglecting to fasten his seatbelt.

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