Eliot Spitzer

New York State Attorney General and Governor of New York
Born Jun 10, 1959

Eliot Laurence Spitzer is an American lawyer, political commentator, and former Democratic Party politician. He was the co-host of In the Arena, a talk-show and punditry forum broadcast on CNN until CNN cancelled his show in July 2011. He served as the 54th Governor of New York from January 2007 until his resignation on March 17, 2008 in the wake of the exposure of his involvement as a client of Emperors Club VIP.… Read More

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1959 Birth Spitzer was born on June 10, 1959, in the Bronx, the son of Anne (née Goldhaber), an English literature professor, and Bernard Spitzer, a real estate mogul. … Read More


1977 18 Years Old He is a 1977 graduate of Horace Mann School. … Read More


1981 22 Years Old At Princeton, he was elected chairman of the undergraduate student government, and graduated in 1981. … Read More


1992 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Spitzer joined the staff of Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, where he became chief of the labor-racketeering unit, spending six years pursuing organized crime. His biggest case came in 1992, when Spitzer led the investigation that ended the Gambino crime family's organized crime control of Manhattan's trucking and garment industries. … Read More
1994 35 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1994 to 1998 he worked at the law firm Constantine and Partners on a number of consumer rights and antitrust cases.
1998 That election of a Republican in 1994 allowed Spitzer to run again in 1998.


1999 40 Years Old Under his watch, Spitzer also commissioned a 1999 study of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices.
2001 42 Years Old …  It proved useful in the wake of several U.S. corporate scandals that began with the collapse of Enron in 2001. … Read More
2004 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, The Nation endorsed Spitzer as a possible Democratic candidate for vice president, stating that he was "the single most effective battler against corporate abuses in either political party". … Read More
2005 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2005, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce described Spitzer's approach as "the most egregious and unacceptable form of intimidation we've seen in this country in modern times". … Read More
In January 2006, Spitzer selected New York State Senate minority leader David Paterson as his choice for Lieutenant Governor and running mate. … Read More
At the traditional midnight ceremony, Spitzer was sworn in as governor of New York on January 1, 2007. … Read More
The 2008–09 budget includes measures to counter financial effects of the crisis in the financial sector starting in the second half of 2007. … Read More


Spitzer took on various public speaking arrangements, beginning with a discussion with the New York chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization on June 17, 2009.
2010 - 2011 2 More Events
On January 6, 2013, Spitzer announced that he had left both Viewpoint and Current TV, and that he would not be joining Current TV in its latest venture with Al Jazeera. "Moving forward, their mission will be different," he said. … Read More
2014 55 Years Old In July 2014, Spitzer invested in TipRanks – a tech company that lends transparency into the financial markets by showing investors the track record and performance of anyone who gives financial advice. … Read More
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