Samuel Mardian, politician, Died at 96

Samuel “Sam” Mardian, Jr. was born on June 24, 1919, and died on November 23, 2015.
He was an American businessman and politician.
Samuel was an American Republican politician, and a former Mayor of Phoenix.
Samuel was born in Pasadena, California, the son of Armenian immigrants Akabe (née Lekerian) and Samuel Mardian, Sr.
He served as a Captain in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
From 1960 to 1964, Samuel served as the Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona.
Samuel is an older brother of Watergate figure Robert Mardian.
He helped operated his family’s construction enterprise and was an accountant.
Samuel passed away in Phoenix, Arizona on November 23, 2015.