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Mario Matthew Cuomo

governor , lawyer

Mario Matthew Cuomo, American lawyer, former Governor of New York. Bar: New York 1956, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1957, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1998, United States Supreme Court 1960, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1962, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1967.

Background

Cuomo, Mario Matthew was born on June 15, 1932 in Queens County, New York, United States. Son of Andrea and Immaculata (Giordano) Cuomo.

Education

Bachelor summa cum laude, St. John's College, 1953. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, St. John's University, 1956. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. John's University, 1975.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Yeshiva University, 1983. Doctor of Laws (honorary), College Holy Cross, 1984. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Rochester, 1985.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Fordham University, 1985. Doctor of Laws (honorary), New York University, 1985. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Syracuse University, 1986.

Career

Confidential legal assistant to Honorary Adrian P. Burke, New York State Court Appeals, 1956—1958. Associate Corner, Weisbrod, Froeb and Charles, Brooklyn, 1958—1963. Partner Corner, Cuomo & Charles, 1963—1975.

Secretary of state State of New York, Albany, 1975—1979, lieutenant governor, 1979—1983, governor, 1983—1994. Of counsel Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York City, since 1995. Member faculty St. John's University School Law, 1963—1973.

Counsel to community groups, including Corona Homeowners, 1966—1972. Charter member First Ecumenical Commission of Christians and Jews for Brooklyn and Queens, New York.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1956, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1957, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1998, United States Supreme Court 1960, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1962, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1967.

Works

Membership

Speaker keynote address Democratic National Convention, San Francisco, 1984, nominating address Democratic National Convention, New York City, 1992. Member of American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Association of Bar of City of New York, Queens County Bar Association, Nassau Bar Association, Brooklyn Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Columbia Lawyers Association, Catholic Lawyers Guild of Queens County (president 1966-1967), St. John's University Alumni Federation (chairman board 1970-1972), Skull and Circle, Delta Theta Pi, Pi Alpha Sigma.

Connections

Married Matilda Raffa, June 5, 1954. Children: Margaret Cuomo Maier, Andrew, Maria Cuomo Cole, Madeline Cuomo O'Donoghue, Christopher.

father:
Andrea Cuomo

mother:
Immaculata (Giordano) Cuomo

spouse:
Matilda Raffa

children:
Margaret Cuomo Maier Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo

Maria Cuomo Cole Cuomo

Madeline Cuomo O'Donoghue Cuomo

Christopher Cuomo