Vincent Albert "Buddy" Cianci, Jr. (born April 30, 1941) served as the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, from 1975 to 1984 and again from 1991 to 2002. Cianci was the longest-serving mayor of Providence, and one of the longest-serving "big city" mayors in United States history, having held office for over 21 years.
The Prince of Providence: The Rise and Fall of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor by Mike Stanton. $14.11. Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Updated edition (July 13, 2004). Publication: July 13, 2004. Save 12%!