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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.


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


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


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.


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


  • Other Interests

    Running, tennis.


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

Bernard Spitzer

Anne Spitzer

Silda Alice Wall

Elyssa Spitzer

Sarabeth Spitzer

Jenna Spitzer