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Eric Schneiderman

American politician

Eric Tradd Schneiderman (born December 31, 1954) is an American lawyer and politician. He was the 65th Attorney General of New York from 2011 to 2018. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Schneiderman served for a decade in the New York State Senate, elected five times.

Eric Schneiderman
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65th Attorney General of New York
In office
January 1, 2011 – May 8, 2018
GovernorAndrew Cuomo
Preceded byAndrew Cuomo
Succeeded byBarbara Underwood
Member of the New York Senate
from the 31st district
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2010
Preceded byEfrain Gonzalez
Succeeded byAdriano Espaillat
Member of the New York Senate
from the 30th district
In office
January 1, 1999 – December 31, 2002
Preceded byFranz Leichter
Succeeded byDavid Paterson
Personal details
Born
Eric Tradd Schneiderman

(1954-12-31) December 31, 1954 (age 64)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jennifer Cunningham (divorced)
EducationAmherst College (BA)
Harvard University (JD)

On May 7, 2018, four women publicly said that Schneiderman had physically abused them during his tenure as Attorney General. Schneiderman did not deny the allegations and stated their sexual acts were consensual.[1] He resigned that day, effective the next day.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mayer, Jane; Farrow, Ronan (May 7, 2018). "Four Women Accuse New York's Attorney General of Physical Abuse". The New Yorker. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  2. Hakim, Danny; Wang, Vivian (May 7, 2018). "Eric Schneiderman, New York's Attorney General, Resigns Amid Assault Accusations". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 7, 2018.

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