Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo

Jamaica, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 1 Jan 2015 (aged 82)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot St. John Cloister, Unit 6, Floor 3, Alcove One
Memorial ID 140758090 · View Source
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New York Governor. His parents owned a store when he grew up in Queens, and he attended St. John's Preparatory School. He played professional baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, but had to quit after an injury. He completed his bachelor's degree at St. John’s University in 1953 and graduated from St. John's University Law School in 1956. He practiced law in Brooklyn and was an Adjunct Professor at St. John's Law School. Cuomo came to prominence in the late 1960s while representing New York City residents whose neighborhoods were threatened by real estate development, which led to his unsuccessful candidacy for the 1974 Democratic Lieutenant Governor’s nomination. Hugh Carey, who won the 1974 Governor's race, appointed Cuomo as Secretary of State in 1975. He ran unsuccessfully for New York City Mayor in 1977, but won the Lieutenant Governorship in 1978. He won the 1982 Governor’s election, and he served three terms. Cuomo became nationally known as a result of his 1984 Democratic National Convention keynote speech, and was considered a likely candidate for President in 1988 and 1992, though he did not run. He was defeated for reelection in 1994, after which he practiced law and authored several books.

Bio by: Bill McKern

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