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Andrew Cuomo
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56th Governor of New York
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Lieutenant Robert Duffy
Kathy Hochul
Preceded by David Paterson
64th Attorney General of New York
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010
Governor Eliot Spitzer
David Paterson
Preceded by Eliot Spitzer
Succeeded by Eric Schneiderman
11th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office
January 29, 1997 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Henry Cisneros
Succeeded by Mel Martinez
Assistant Secretary of
Housing and Urban Development
In office
President Bill Clinton
Personal details
Andrew Mark Cuomo

December 6, 1957 (1957-12-06) (age 62)
Queens, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kerry Kennedy (1990–2005)
Children Cara
Residence New York State Executive Mansion
Alma mater Fordham University (B.A.)
Albany Law School (J.D.)
Profession Lawyer

Andrew Mark Cuomo (born December 6, 1957) is the 56th and current Governor of New York State. He was 64th New York State Attorney General and the 11th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Bill Clinton. He was born in Queens. His father Mario Cuomo was also Governor of New York and Andrew worked for him. Cuomo was able to make same-sex marriage legal in New York, made a law that was tough on guns, and proposed a law that would allow businesses not to pay taxes for some time in some parts of the state. He also said he would not end the moratorium (delay) on hydrofracking, a special process that extracts (takes out) oil and natural gas so that they can be used for fuel and other things. He was reelected governor in 2014.

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