Eliot Spitzer

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Eliot Spitzer
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54th Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 2007 – March 17, 2008
LieutenantDavid Paterson
Preceded byGeorge Pataki
Succeeded byDavid Paterson
63rd New York Attorney General
In office
January 1, 1999 – December 31, 2006
GovernorGeorge Pataki
Preceded byDennis Vacco
Succeeded byAndrew Cuomo
Personal details
BornEliot Laurence Spitzer
(1959-06-10) June 10, 1959 (age 59)
Bronx, New York
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Silda Wall Spitzer (1987-2013,div.)
Children3
ResidenceManhattan, New York
Alma materPrinceton University (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
ProfessionLawyer
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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "CNN Cancels In the Arena with Eliot Spitzer by Brian Stelter". Media Decoder. July 6, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 2015.