David Paterson

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David Alexander Paterson (born May 20, 1954) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who was 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 legally blind person to be sworn in as governor of a U.S. state, and is the first African American to serve as governor of New York. Following his graduation from Hofstra Law School, Paterson worked in the District Attorney's office of Queens County, New York, and on the staff of Manhattan borough president David Dinkins. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Paterson has received more than 1,596,767 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). David Paterson is the 13,984th most popular politician (down from 13,177th in 2019), the 9,472nd most popular biography from United States (down from 8,476th in 2019) and the 630th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, David Paterson ranks 13,984 out of 15,710Before him are Yuriy Lutsenko, Robert Abela, Suthep Thaugsuban, C. Douglas Dillon, Edward Seaga, and Richard Rush. After him are David Davis, Joseph Lyons, Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Alfred Francis Russell, Pat Brown, and Jorge Del Castillo.

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Among people born in 1954, David Paterson ranks 426Before him are Christoph Ransmayr, George Galloway, Aed Carabao, Yuji Horii, Michael Shermer, and Donald Petrie. After him are Thomas Mavros, Vasily Tsibliyev, Michael Patrick King, Alan Hollinghurst, João Carlos de Oliveira, and Medha Patkar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Paterson ranks 9,472 out of 15,968Before him are Adam Silver (1962), Donald Petrie (1954), Jeff Stryker (1962), Bobby Heenan (1944), T.I. (1980), and Peter Shor (1959). After him are Edmund M. Clarke (1945), Buddy Adler (1906), Randy Spears (1961), Bobbie Gentry (1942), Alfred Francis Russell (1817), and Bill Fagerbakke (1957).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, David Paterson ranks 630Before him are William Livingston (1723), Paul Nitze (1907), Pete Wilson (1933), Dan White (1946), Edward Seaga (1930), and Richard Rush (1780). After him are Alfred Francis Russell (1817), Pat Brown (1905), Bill Nelson (1942), Levi Lincoln Sr. (1749), Tip O'Neill (1912), and Howard Dean (1948).

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