|Sophie Masloff, 1st female Pittsburgh mayor, dies|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
PITTSBURGH — Sophie Masloff, who rose from a tax clerk to become Pittsburgh’s first female mayor, died Sunday. She was 96.
She died at an area nursing home, said Joseph Mistick, Masloff’s longtime friend and former top aide.
Masloff took office in May 1988 after the death of Richard S. Caliguiri, and she served until January 1994.
Her tenure was marked by two reductions in the city wage tax, a move designed to keep residents from fleeing to the suburbs, and a complete overhaul of a controversial disciplinary system for police officers.
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