Eliot Spitzer

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Eliot Spitzer
54th Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 2007 – March 17, 2008
Lieutenant David Paterson
Preceded by George Pataki
Succeeded by David Paterson
63rd New York Attorney General
In office
January 1, 1999 – December 31, 2006
Governor George Pataki
Preceded by Dennis Vacco
Succeeded by Andrew Cuomo
Personal details
Born Eliot Laurence Spitzer
June 10, 1959 (1959-06-10) (age 55)
Bronx, New York
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Silda Wall Spitzer (1987-2013,div.)
Children 3
Residence Manhattan, New York
Alma mater Princeton University (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Profession Lawyer
Politician
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Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer and politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was the New York State Attorney General before becoming Governor of New York in 2007.

Spitzer resigned as Governor of New York on March 17, 2008 because of a prostitution incident. Spitzer's lieutenant governor, David Paterson, became Governor. Spitzer hosted In the Arena on the Cable News Network (CNN). He was hired by CNN President Jonathan Klein to co-host a different program along with a conservative debating him called Parker Spitzer. The other co-host left, and the show was renamed In the Arena. The show was cancelled by CNN in 2011.[1]

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