Mario Matthew Cuomo (June 15, 1932 – January 1, 2015) was an American politician. He served as the 52nd Governor of New York for three terms, from 1983 to 1994. Cuomo was known for his liberal views and public speeches. He was widely considered a potential front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president in both 1988 and 1992, though he declined to seek the nomination in both instances.
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Mario Matthew Cuomo (June 15, 1932 – January 1, 2015) was an American politician. He served as the 52nd Governor of New York for three terms, from 1983 to 1994. Cuomo was known for his liberal views and public speeches. He was widely considered a potential front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president in both 1988 and 1992, though he declined to seek the nomination in both instances. His legacy as a reluctant standard-bearer for the Democrats in presidential elections led to his being dubbed \”Hamlet on the Hudson. He was the father of current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo. Cuomo previously served as Lieutenant Governor of. New York from 1979 to 1982 and Secretary of State of New. York from 1975 to 1978. In 1974, he ran for Lieutenant Governor on a ticket headed by Democratic candidate J. S. Samuels. Two years later, Cuomo ran for New York City Mayor and was defeated by U.S. Rep. Hugh Carey of Brooklyn. Cuomo later became the New York State Attorney General. He died of a heart attack at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife, Matilda, and their three children. He also leaves behind a son, Mario Jr., and a daughter, Maria, who is married to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He had a son and daughter-in-law, both of whom are also politicians. Cuomo died of lung cancer at age 80 in January 2015. His funeral was held at St.
Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, where he had served as a U.N. Messenger since the 1970s. His son, Andrew Cuomo, is currently serving as New York’s governor. Cuomo also served as mayor of Queens and was a member of the Board of Regents of the City College of Manhattan. Cuomo served as Secretary of state from 1975-1978. His father was from Nocera Inferiore, Campania, and his mother, Immacolata, was from Tramonti,Campania. Cuomo’s father was a grocery store owner in South Jamaica, Queens. Cuomo played baseball for the Brunswick Pirates of the Class D Georgia–Florida League where his teammates included future major leaguer Fred Green. He earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in 1953. He later became a partner at the law firm of Comer, Weisbrod, Froeb and Charles, and represented Fred Trump. In 1989, he settled a longstanding lawsuit against his former firm regarding USD 4 million in legal fees. Cuomo represented another Queens residents group, the Kew Gardens–Forest Hills Committee on Urban Scale, who opposed Samuel J. LeFrak’s housing proposal adjacent to Willow Lake in Queens. In the late 1960s, he represented a group of 69 home-owners from the Queens neighborhood of Corona, who were threatened with displacement by a city’s plan to build a new high school. He described his experience in that dispute in his book Forest Hills: The Public Man.