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Eliot Laurence Spitzer Edit Profile

Governor of New York , Television personality

Eliot Laurence Spitzer, American television personality, former Governor of New York. Named Crusader of Year, TIME magazine, 2002; named one of The World's Most Influential People, 2005; recipient Paul H. Douglas Ethics in Government award, University Illinois, 2004, Jacob J. Javits Public Service award, American Psychiatric Association, 2005. Founder Center for Community Interest; co-founder Children for Children, since 1996.

Background

Spitzer, Eliot Laurence was born on June 10, 1959 in Bronx. Son of Bernard and Anne Spitzer.

Education

Bachelor, Princeton University, 1981. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1984.

Career

Law clerk to Honorary Robert W. Sweet United States District Court (southern district) New York, New York City, 1984—1985. Associate Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, 1985—1986, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, 1992—1994. Partner Constantine & Partners, New York City, 1994—1998.

Assistant district attorney New York City, 1986—1992, chief, Labor Racketeering unit, 1991—1992. Attorney general State of New York, Albany, 1999—2007, governor, 2007—2008. Columnist Slate.com, since 2008.

Adjunct instructor political science City College of New York, since 2009. Co-host Parker Spitzer Cable News Network, since 2010. Pro bono counsel New York State Commission for Study of Youth Crime & Violence, 1993—1994.

Membership

Founder Center for Community Interest. Co-founder Children for Children, since 1996.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Running, tennis.

Connections

Married Silda Alice Wall, October 17, 1987. Children: Elyssa, Sarabeth, Jenna.

father:
Bernard Spitzer

mother:
Anne Spitzer

spouse:
Silda Alice Wall

child:
Elyssa Spitzer

child:
Sarabeth Spitzer

child:
Jenna Spitzer