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Mario Cuomo

American politician, Governor of New York

Mario Matthew Cuomo (June 15, 1932 – January 1, 2015) was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. He served as the Secretary of State of New York from 1975 to 1978, as the Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1979 to 1982 and as the 52nd Governor of New York for three terms, from 1983 to 1994. His son Andrew Cuomo is the current governor of New York.


Mario Cuomo
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52nd Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1983 – December 31, 1994
LieutenantAlfred DelBello
Warren Anderson
Stan Lundine
Preceded byHugh Carey
Succeeded byGeorge Pataki
69th Lieutenant Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1979 – December 31, 1982
GovernorHugh Carey
Preceded byMary Anne Krupsak
Succeeded byAlfred DelBello
58th Secretary of State of New York
In office
January 1, 1975 – December 31, 1978
GovernorHugh Carey
Preceded byJohn Ghezzi
Succeeded byBasil Paterson
Personal details
Born
Mario Matthew Cuomo

(1932-06-15)June 15, 1932
Queens, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 1, 2015(2015-01-01) (aged 82)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Resting placeSt. John Cemetery, Queens, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Matilda Raffa
ChildrenAndrew
Maria
Margaret
Madeline
Chris
Alma materSt. John's University
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Cuomo was born on June 15, 1932 in Queens, New York City to an Italian Catholic family.[1] He studied at St. John's University. Cuomo was married to Matilda Raffa from 1954 until his death in 2015. They have five children.

Cuomo died on January 1, 2015, in his home in Manhattan, New York City at the age of 82 from heart failure only hours after his son Andrew was sworn-in to a second term as governor of New York state.[2] His funeral was held on January 6, 2015 at the Saint Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan, New York. He was buried at St. John Cemetery, in Queens, New York.

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