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Birth Name: Ray Nagin
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Birth Country: United States
Birth Sign: gemini
Age: 61 Years
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An American politician, Ray Nagin is best known for being the 60th mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also renowned for his role in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina but a decade later in 2014; he was accused of twenty of twenty-one charges of wire fraud and money laundering. Ray Nagin was born as Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr. in the mid 1950s in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America in a middle class family. His mother was a manager in restaurant and his father was a fleet mechanic at a local dairy.

In 1982, Ray got married to Seletha Smith. It’s been more than three decades they have been together as a loving wife and husband but till date there are no any rumors about their divorce. They have two sons named Jeremy Nagin and Jarin Nagin and one daughter named Tianna Nagin. His nationality is American and he has mixed ethnicity.

As a child, Ray was enrolled at St. Augustine High School and O. Perry Walker High School. There he was active in several sports like basketball and baseball. With a baseball scholarship, he joined Tuskegee University with a major in Accounting. He finally earned his Bachelor of Science degree from there in 1978. Later on he took several jobs like Internal Audit Manager, Division Controller jobs with Associates Corporation, controller and manager of Cox New Orleans. In the early 1990s, he got his rise in fame as the host of television call-in show. Despite being a Republican throughout his youth, he came out as a Democrat in with the turn of 21st century and ran in the 2002 New Orleans mayoral election. He won the 29% of the vote in the first round and 59% of the votes in the last round to become the 60th mayor of New Orleans. After he won the election, New Orleans was listed in the comeback kids in the south. He made New Orleans a better place within short period of time but Hurricane Katrina faded away all his popularity. In 2014, he was accused of bribery, fraud and money laundering. After that he was sentenced to prison for ten years. He is now aged 59 years old. His net worth is unknown.

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Born in New Orleans, Louisiana

1956 11th of June

Ray Nagin was born as Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr. in the mid 1950s in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America in a middle class family. His mother was a manager in restaurant and his father was a fleet mechanic at a local dairy.

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Graduated from Tuskegee University

1978

As a child, Ray was enrolled at St. Augustine High School and O. Perry Walker High School. With a baseball scholarship, he joined Tuskegee University with a major in Accounting. He finally earned his Bachelor of Science degree from there in 1978.

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Became Internal Audit Manager

1981

After he earned his bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee University, he took several jobs like Internal Audit Manager, Division Controller jobs with Associates Corporation, controller and manager of Cox New Orleans. He also worked at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan.

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Married to Seletha Smith

1982

In 1982, Ray got married to Seletha Smith. It’s been more than three decades they have been together as a loving wife and husband but till date there are no any rumors about their divorce. They have two sons named Jeremy Nagin and Jarin Nagin and one daughter named Tianna Nagin.

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Became the vice-president and general manager of Cox Louisiana

1989

In the mid 1980s, he joined Cox New Orleans, the city's cable television franchise as its controller. Within short time, he became the general manager and at the end of 1980s, he was named its vice-president and general manager.

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Won Role Model Award

1995

He is the founder of 100 Black Men of America and he also served as its president for several years. In 1995, he was honored with one of the prestigious award and that was Young Leadership Council Diversity and Role Model Award.

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Won New Orleans mayoral election

2002 2nd of March

Despite being a Republican throughout his youth, he came out as a Democrat in with the turn of 21st century and ran in the 2002 New Orleans mayoral election. He won the 29% of the vote in the first round and 59% of the votes in the last round to become the 60th mayor of New Orleans.

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Won New Orleans mayoral election for the second time

2006 20th of May

After he won the election, New Orleans was listed in the comeback kids in the south. He made New Orleans a better place within short period of time. In the early 2006, he ran New Orleans mayoral election for the second time and he won the final round 52% to 48% with Mitch Landrieu.

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Convicted of fraud and bribery

2014

Ray Nagin is best known for being the 60th mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana. Within short time, he made New Orleans a better place and a popular place but Hurricane Katrina faded away all his popularity. In 2014, he was accused of bribery, fraud and money laundering. After that he was sentenced to prison for ten years.

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