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David Alexander Paterson
David Alexander Paterson (born May 20, 1954) is an American politician who served as the 55th Governor of New York, succeeding Eliot Spitzer and serving out the final two years of Spitzer's term from 2008 to 2010. He is the first African American to hold that position and the second legally blind[1] U.S. Governor of any state after Bob C. Riley, who was Acting Governor of Arkansas
Governor of Arkansas
for 11 days in January 1975.[2] Since leaving office, Paterson has been a radio talk show host on station WOR in New York City, and was in 2014 appointed chairman of the New York Democratic Party
New York Democratic Party
by his successor as governor, Andrew Cuomo.[3] After graduating from Hofstra Law School, Paterson worked in the district attorney's office of Queens
Queens
County, New York, and on the staff of Manhattan
Manhattan
borough president David Dinkins
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David Paterson (other)
David Paterson is a New York politician. David Paterson may also refer to:David L. Paterson, screenwriter, actor and producer David Ross Paterson, Australian actor David Paterson (South Dakota politician), one of the Members of the South Dakota State SenateSee also[edit]David Patterson (other) Dave Paterson in 2009–10 HRV Cup David Peterson (other)This disambiguation page lists articles about people with the same name
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Borough President
A borough president is an elective office in each of the five boroughs of New York City. For most of the city's history, the office contained significant executive powers within each borough, and the five presidents also comprised a majority of the New York City
New York City
Board of Estimate, the upper house of the New York City
New York City
legislature. Since 1990, the borough presidents were stripped of a majority of their powers in the New York City
New York City
government and now generally serve as ceremonial leaders. Borough presidents advise the Mayor, comment on land-use items in their borough, advocate borough needs in the annual municipal budget process, appoint and chair community boards, and serve as ex officio members of various other boards and committees
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African Americans
Origins of the civil rights movement
Origins of the civil rights movement
· Civil rights movement
Civil rights movement
· Black Power movementPost–civil rights era
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Blindness
Visual impairment, also known as vision impairment or vision loss, is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses.[1][2] Some also include those who have a decreased ability to see because they do not have access to glasses or contact lenses.[1] Visual impairment
Visual impairment
is often defined as a best corrected visual acuity of worse than either 20/40 or 20/60.[5] The term blindness is used for complete or nearly complete vision loss.[5]
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Bob C. Riley
Bob Cowley Riley (September 18, 1924 – February 16, 1994) was an American educator and politician who served as Acting Governor of Arkansas for 11 days in 1975. He had previously been a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1946 to 1950, the mayor of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in 1966 and 1967, and the eighth Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas from 1971 to 1975. Riley wore a black eyepatch because of an injury sustained in World War II.Contents1 Life and career 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksLife and career[edit] Riley was born in Little Rock, the son of Columbus Allen Riley and the former Winnie Mae Craig. He attended public schools in Little Rock. He dropped out of high school after Pearl Harbor to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. On July 24, 1944, Riley, based in Guam, led a rifle squad assault against a Japanese machine gun emplacement. The attack nearly cost Riley his life. His severe wounds kept him hospitalized for more than a year
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Governor Of Arkansas
The Governor of Arkansas
Arkansas
is the chief executive of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Arkansas. The governor is the head of the executive branch of Arkansas's state government and is charged with enforcing state laws. The governor has the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Arkansas
Arkansas
General Assembly, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of treason and impeachment.[2] The state has had 46 elected governors, as well as 11 acting governors who assumed powers and duties following the resignation or death of the governor. Before becoming a state, Arkansas
Arkansas
Territory had four governors appointed to it by the President of the United States. Orval Faubus served the longest term as state governor, being elected six times to serve twelve years. Bill Clinton, elected five times over two distinct terms, fell only one month short of twelve years
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WOR (AM)
WOR (710 kHz) is a 50,000 watt class A clear-channel, AM station licensed to New York City, and is owned by iHeartMedia. Its studios are located in the Tribeca
Tribeca
neighborhood of Manhattan
Manhattan
at the former AT&T Building, with its transmitter in Rutherford, New Jersey. The station airs a mix of local and syndicated talk radio shows, primarily from co-owned Premiere Networks, including The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Sean Hannity Show, and Coast to Coast AM; all three of these programs previously aired on WABC, WOR's competitor, before iHeartMedia purchased WOR and moved them there. Since 2016, WOR serves as the New York affiliate station for NBC News Radio
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New York Democratic Party
The New York State Democratic Committee
New York State Democratic Committee
is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of New York. Its headquarters are in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, and it has an office in Albany.[1]Contents1 Recent history 2 Current elected officials2.1 Members of Congress2.1.1 U.S. Senate 2.1.2 U.S
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Hofstra Law School
The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (commonly known as Hofstra Law) is a law school located in Hempstead, New York on Long Island, affiliated with Hofstra University. Founded in 1970 and accredited by the ABA in 1971, the school offers a JD, a joint JD/MBA degree, and LL.M degrees in American Law (for foreign law graduates) and Family law. Hofstra Law School is on the southern portion of the 240-acre (0.97 km2) Hofstra University campus, in Hempstead, New York. The school was renamed to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in September 2011.[5] According to Hofstra Law's 2017 ABA-required disclosures, 73.23% of the Class of 2016 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[2] For the July 2016 New York bar exam, 64% of Hofstra Law graduates who were first-time exam takers passed the bar, vs
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District Attorney
In the United States, a district attorney (DA) is the chief prosecutor in a local government area, typically a county. The exact name of the office varies by state. Except in the smallest counties, a district attorney leads a staff of prosecutors, who are most commonly known as assistant district attorneys (ADAs)
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Queens
Queens
Queens
is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. It is geographically adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn
Brooklyn
at the southwestern end of Long Island, and to Nassau County farther east on Long Island; in addition, Queens
Queens
shares water borders with the boroughs of Manhattan
Manhattan
and the Bronx. Coterminous with Queens County since 1899, the borough of Queens
Queens
is the second-largest in population (after Brooklyn), with a census-estimated 2,358,582 residents in 2017,[1] approximately 48% of them foreign-born.[2] Queens
Queens
County also is the second-most populous county in the U.S. state of New York, behind the neighboring borough of Brooklyn, which is coterminous with Kings County
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Manhattan
Coordinates: 40°47′25″N 73°57′35″W / 40.79028°N 73.95972°W / 40.79028; -73.95972Manhattan New York CountyBorough of New York City County of New York StateView from Midtown Manhattan facing south toward Lower ManhattanFlagEtymology: Lenape: Manna-hata (island of many hills)Nickname(s): The City[1]Location of Manhattan, shown in red, in New York CityCoordinates: 40°43′42″N 73°59′39″W / 40.72833°N 73.99417°W / 40.72833; -73.99417Country  United StatesState  New YorkCounty New York (Coterminous)City  New YorkSettled 1624Government • Type Borough (New York City) • Borough President Gale Brewer
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David Dinkins
David Norman Dinkins (born July 10, 1927) is an American politician, lawyer, and author who served as the 106th Mayor of New York City, from 1990 to 1993. He was the first and, to date, the only African American to hold that office. Before entering politics, Dinkins was among the more than 20,000 Montford Point Marines, the first African-American U.S. Marines (trained 1942–1949; Dinkins' service was 1945–1946); he graduated cum laude from Howard University;[1] and he received his law degree from Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Law School. He then began his political career by serving as the Manhattan
Manhattan
borough president[2] before becoming mayor. Under the Dinkins administration, crime in New York City decreased more dramatically and more rapidly than at any time in previous New York City history.[3] After leaving office, Dinkins joined the faculty of Columbia University
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Hofstra University
Coordinates: 40°42′52.58″N 73°36′1.65″W / 40.7146056°N 73.6004583°W / 40.7146056; -73.6004583Hofstra UniversityFormer names"Hofstra College" & "Nassau College-Hofstra Memorial of NYU at Hempstead, LI"Motto Je maintiendrai[1] French: "I stand steadfast" or "I shall maintain"Type PrivateEstablished 1935Endowment $584 million[2]Chairman Alan J. BernonPresident Stuart RabinowitzProvost Gail M
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New York Secretary Of State
The Secretary of State of New York is a cabinet officer in the government of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of New York who leads the Department of State (NYSDOS).[1] The current Secretary of State of New York is Rossana Rosado, a Democrat.Contents1 Duties 2 History 3 List of Secretaries of State 4 See also 5 Notes 6 Sources 7 External linksDuties[edit] The Secretary is responsible for the regulation of a number of businesses and professions, including private investigators, cosmetologists, real estate brokers, appraisers, and notaries public. The Secretary also regulates cemeteries, registers corporations and business organizations, and maintains business records under the Uniform Commercial Code
Uniform Commercial Code
and other laws
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