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ENG: David Alexander Paterson (born May 20, 1954) is an American politician who served as the 55th Governor of New York, from 2008 to 2010. During his tenure he was the first governor of New York of African American heritage and also the second legally blind governor of any U.S. state after Bob C. Riley, who was Acting Governor of Arkansas for 11 days in January 1975. After graduating from Hofstra Law School, Paterson worked in the District Attorney's office of Queens County, New York, and on the staff of Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins. In 1985, he was elected to the New York State Senate to a seat that was once held by his father, former New York Secretary of State Basil Paterson. In 2003, he rose to the position of Senate Minority Leader. Paterson was selected as running ...
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Gov. David Paterson calls for extraordinary session


New York Governor David Paterson is calling for an extraordinary session of the New York State Legislature scheduled for Monday, November 15. Mr. Paterson says the state has unfinished business which needs to be addressed before the end of the year. The governor pointed to the end of his first term as a part of his reasoning behind calling the legislative session. Mr Paterson said action is needed on legislation that”should not wait until the next administration takes office.” The session will focus on education funding. Mr. Paterson says the agenda will includea revised ...


Governor Paterson Directs Flags to Be Flown at Half-Staff


ALBANY, NY -- Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on State government buildings be flown at half-staff on Monday, November 8, in honor of a Fort Drum soldier who died in Afghanistan on November 3. Army Sergeant First Class Todd M. Harris died of wounds he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, NY. "On behalf of all New Yorkers I wish to extend our sympathy to the friends, family, and fellow soldiers of ...


Paterson says the Republicans most likely have taken ...


...control of the state Senate Gov. David Paterson disagreed with the view of many insiders that a GOP-controlled Senate would be better for Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo. ALBANY - Senate Democrats vowed Thursday to fight to the last ballot for control of the chamber - but Gov. Paterson believes it's already in GOP hands. Paterson, a Democrat, contradicted the hopeful spin coming from Senate Dems and predicted Republicans will be in charge come January. "It is probable that [Senate GOP leader Dean] Skelos is right, that he will be the majority leader of the Senate in ...


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Mr. Paterson, the father of former Gov. David A. Paterson, influenced black political power in New York City and the state for decades.
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Former Gov. David A. Paterson of New York drew praise for shepherding the state through a period of financial turmoil, and for serving as a role model for African-Americans and people with disabilities.
Governor Paterson’s Legacy in New York
Robert A. Perry of the New York Civil Liberties Union writes about the accomplishments of David A. Paterson.
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