Eliot Spitzer

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Eliot Spitzer (born June 10, 1959, Bronx, NY) is the current Governor of New York. Before that he served for eight years as the Attorney General for New York State.



  • 1981 graduate of Princeton University.
  • 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School.

Political/Professional Career

  • elected Governor of New York in 2006
  • elected New York State Attorney General in 1998
  • clerk to United States District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet
  • associate at Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison.
  • From 1986 to 1992, Eliot served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, rising to become Chief of the Labor Racketeering Unit, where he successfully prosecuted organized crime and political corruption cases.
  • In 2002, he was re-elected New York State Attorney General.
  • In 2003, the AG recovered $1.74 billion in penalties, fees and tobacco money -- a 34 percent increase over the record $1.3 billion collected in 2002.


  • Eliot and his wife, Silda, live in Manhattan with their three daughters, Elyssa, Sarabeth and Jenna and also maintain a home in Columbia County.


  • Brooke A. Masters. 2006. Spoiling for a Fight: The Rise of Eliot Spitzer. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 0805079610.

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