Andrew Cuomo

Born Dec 6, 1957

Andrew Mark Cuomo is the 56th and current Governor of New York, having assumed office on January 1, 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 64th New York State Attorney General, and was the 11th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Born in Queens, New York, he is the son of Mario Cuomo, the 52nd Governor of New York.… Read More

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1957 Birth Cuomo was born on December 6, 1957, in the New York City borough of Queens, the eldest son born to lawyer and later governor of New York, Mario Cuomo and Matilda (née Raffa). … Read More


1971 13 Years Old He graduated from St. Gerard Majella's School in 1971 and Archbishop Molloy High School in 1975.


1979 21 Years Old He received his B.A. from Fordham University in 1979, and his J.D. from Albany Law School in 1982.
1982 24 Years Old During his father's 1982 campaign for governor, Cuomo served as his campaign manager, and then joined the governor's staff as one of his father's top policy advisors and sometime-Albany roommate, earning $1 a year.
1984 26 Years Old From 1984 to 1985, Cuomo was a New York assistant district attorney, and briefly worked at the law firm of Blutrich, Falcone & Miller.
1986 28 Years Old He founded Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP) in 1986 and left his law firm to run HELP full-time in 1988.


1990 32 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1990 to 1993, during the administration of Mayor of New York City David Dinkins, Cuomo served as Chairman of the New York City Homeless Commission, which was charged with developing policies to address the homeless issue in the city and to develop more housing options.
1993 35 Years Old Andrew Cuomo was appointed to the Department of Housing and Urban Development as Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development in 1993, a member of President Bill Clinton's administration.
1997 39 Years Old After the departure of Secretary Henry Cisneros at the end of Clinton's first term under the cloud of an FBI investigation, Cuomo succeeded him as Secretary of HUD in January 1997 after being unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate, serving until 2001 when Clinton's administration ended. … Read More


1998 - 1999 2 More Events
After a failed campaign for Governor in 2002, Cuomo was elected Attorney General of New York in 2006. … Read More
2006 48 Years Old He won the general election against the Republican nominee, former Westchester District attorney, Jeanine Pirro on November 7, 2006, winning 58% of the vote.
2007 49 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 23, 2007, Cuomo's office admonished the Spitzer administration for ordering the State Police to keep special records of then-Senate majority leader Joseph L. Bruno's whereabouts when he traveled with police escorts in New York City. … Read More


2008 - 2009 2 More Events
…  A member of the Democratic Party, Cuomo was elected in 2010, holding the same position his father, Mario Cuomo, held for three terms from 1983 to 1995. … Read More
Cuomo took the gubernatorial oath of office at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2011, succeeding David Paterson. … Read More
After Hurricane Sandy, Cuomo allowed New York voters, via a specific provision aimed at accommodating those displaced, to cast provisional ballots for the 2012 election anywhere in New York state. … Read More
2013 55 Years Old On July 5, 2013, Cuomo signed an amendment to the NY SAFE Act that exempts retired police officers from some of the act's ownership restrictions.
Cuomo was elected to a second term in 2014, with 54% of the vote.
2015 57 Years Old On July 4, 2015, Cuomo presided over the wedding ceremony of his long-time friend Billy Joel to his fourth wife Alexis Roderick.
2016 58 Years Old 1 More Event
There had been media speculation about a 2016 presidential run. … Read More
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