Politician

David Paterson

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Age 69
Birthday May 201954
Birth Sign Taurus
City Brooklyn
Country NY
Profession Politician

David Paterson is a famous Politician, born on May 20, 1954 in United States. As of December 2022, David Paterson’s net worth is $5 Million. Despite initially criticizing Fred Armisen‘s impression of him on Saturday Night Live he later appeared on the show beside Armisen.

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Spouse Mary Alexander Paterson , Michelle Paige Paterson
Children(s) Alex Paterson

David Paterson Biography

The first African-American governor of New York and the second legally blind Governor in US history. He became the fifty-fifth Governor of New York in 2008 after Governor Eliot Spitzer had to resign after it was revealed that he frequented high-end prostitutes, and he served for two years. Paterson was born in Brooklyn to Portia Hairston Paterson, a homemaker, and Basil Paterson, a labor law attorney. Basil Paterson was later a New York state senator and secretary of state, and served as deputy mayor of New York City. According to a New York Now interview, Paterson traces his roots on his mother’s side of the family to pre-Civil War African American slaves in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. His father is half Afro-Jamaican. His paternal grandmother, a Jamaican, Evangeline Rondon Paterson was secretary to Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. His paternal grandfather was Leonard James Paterson, a native of Carriacou who arrived in the United States aboard the S.S. Vestris on May 16, 1917. It was reported by The Genetic Genealogist in March 2008 that Paterson had recently undergone genetic genealogy testing. Part of his father’s ancestry consists of immigrants from England, Ireland, and Scotland, while his mother’s side includes Eastern European Jewish ancestry, as well as ancestors from the Guinea-Bissau region of West Africa..

He married Michelle Paige Paterson in 1992 and they raised a son named Alex Patterson. His father, Basil Paterson, served as a New York state senator and deputy mayor.

David Alexander Paterson (born May 20, 1954) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 55th Governor of New York, succeeding Eliot Spitzer and serving out nearly three years of Spitzer’s term from March 2008 to the end of 2010. He is the first African American to serve as Governor of New York and the second legally blind governor of a U.S. state.

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At the age of three months, Paterson contracted an ear infection that spread to his optic nerve, leaving him sightless in his left eye and with severely limited vision in his right. Since New York City public schools would not guarantee him an education without placing him in special education classes, his family bought a home in the Long Island suburb of South Hempstead so that he could attend mainstream classes there. Paterson was the first student with a disability in the Hempstead public schools, graduating from Hempstead High School in 1971.

David Paterson Net Worth

David Paterson is one of the richest Politician & listed on most popular Politician. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, David Paterson‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Politician
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House Living in own house.

An ear infection he contracted as a child left him blind in his left eye and ruined his vision in his right eye.

At the age of three months, Paterson contracted an ear infection that spread to his optic nerve, leaving him sightless in his left eye and with severely limited vision in his right. Since New York City public schools would not guarantee him an education without placing him in special education classes, his family bought a home in the Long Island suburb of South Hempstead so that he could attend mainstream classes there. Paterson was the first student with a disability in the Hempstead public schools, graduating from Hempstead High School in 1971.

Paterson is the second legally blind governor of a U.S. state (the first was Bob C. Riley, who was Acting Governor of Arkansas for 11 days in January 1975). During his tenure, Paterson’s staff read documents to him over voice mail.

Paterson received a B.A. degree in history from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1977 and a J.D. degree from Hofstra Law School in 1983. After law school, he went to work for the Queens District Attorney’s Office, but did not pass the New York bar examination, which prevented him from becoming an attorney at law. He claimed that his failing the New York bar was partially the result of insufficient accommodation for his visual impairment, and has since advocated for changes in bar exam procedures.

Who is David Paterson dating?

According to our records, David Paterson married to Mary Alexander Paterson , Michelle Paige Paterson. As of May 2022, David Paterson’s is not dating anyone.

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Paterson dated Michelle Paige in college. After he broke up with her, she went on to marry someone else, have a daughter, and get divorced. In 1992, Paterson married Michelle. Two years later, they had a son named Alex. Paterson and Michelle had an up-and-down marriage, which included affairs to which they later admitted. The couple separated in 2012 and divorced in July 2014.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Politician. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. David Paterson celebrates birthday on May 20 of every year.

On August 6, 1985, state senator Leon Bogues died, and Paterson sought and obtained the Democratic party nomination for the seat. In mid-September, a meeting of 648 Democratic committee members on the first ballot gave Paterson 58% of the vote, giving him the party nomination. That October, Paterson won the virtually uncontested special State Senate election. At the time, the 29th Senate district covered the Manhattan neighborhoods of Harlem, Manhattan Valley and the Upper West Side, the same district that Paterson’s father had represented. He was re-elected ten times, and remained in the state senate until 2006, sitting in the 186th, 187th, 188th, 189th, 190th, 191st, 192nd, 193rd, 194th, 195th and 196th New York State Legislatures.

Why did Paterson resign?

On February 26, 2010, however, Paterson withdrew his bid for a full term as governor of New York “amid crumbling support from his party and an uproar over his administration’s intervention in a domestic violence case involving a close aide”.

Who was the first blind governor of New York?

Paterson. Paterson was New York’s first African- American, as well as, blind Governor. Since his graduation from Hofstra University Law School, Paterson has dedicated most of his adult life to public service.

How old is David Patterson?

68 years (May 20, 1954)

Who was governor before Spitzer?

Eliot Spitzer
GovernorGeorge Pataki
Preceded byDennis Vacco
Succeeded byAndrew Cuomo
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Is David Patterson married?

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Paterson briefly ran in the Democratic primary for the office of New York City Public Advocate in 1993, but was defeated by Mark J. Green.

Paterson was elected Minority Leader by the Senate Democratic Conference on November 20, 2002, becoming both the first non-white state legislative leader and the highest-ranking black elected official in the history of New York. Paterson unseated the incumbent Minority Leader, Martin Connor. Paterson became known for his consensus-building style and sharp political skills.

In late December 2006, shortly before being sworn in as lieutenant governor, Paterson said that if he ever succeeded Spitzer as governor, he and Nelson A. Rockefeller would have something besides the governorship in common: Great difficulty in reading. Rockefeller was dyslexic, and Paterson compared this to his own blindness.

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