My name is Howard Bagdad of Golden

By Christy Steadman

About me

I was born in New York City in the Bronx on Aug. 1, 1941. I like to tell people that I’m a retired New York gangster. Some people believe me.

Some people are curious about my name. I am first generation American. My mother came from Russia and my father from Turkish Armenia. My ancestors come from Baghdad. My father’s name on his naturalization papers is Meggaditch Bagdadlion. My brother said that means “from Baghdad.”  Read more….