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Highlights in the career of Mario Cuomo

January 2, 2015

Here are some highlights in the career of Mario Cuomo:

Born: June 15, 1932, in Queens, New York

Graduated: St. John’s University in 1953 and St. John’s law school in 1956

1972: Mediates public housing dispute in Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens.

1977: Runs unsuccessfully for New York City mayor, losing to Ed Koch.

1982: Beats Koch in race for governor. Re-elected in 1986, 1990.

1984: Address to Democratic National Convention raises his national profile.

1988, 1992: Stays out of presidential race despite calls for him to run.

1994: Loses bid for fourth term to Republican George Pataki.

2014: Last appearance on election night in November, when he joined his son Andrew on stage to celebrate Andrew’s re-election as governor.

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