Basil Paterson

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Birthday
27, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 16, 2014 (87)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
27, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 16, 2014 (87)

About

American lawyer and politician who was elected to the New York State Senate representing the Upper West Side of New York City and Harlem in 1965.

Before Fame

He served two years in the U.S. Army during World War II before returning to St. John's to complete his undergraduate studies.

Trivia

He was a member of key political groups in New York such as the Gang of Four, an African-American political coalition from Harlem which included David Dinkins and Charlie Rangel.

Family Life

His son, David Paterson, became the 55th Governor of New York. His mother was Jamaican and his father was Carriacouan.

Associated With

He worked closely with former New York City mayor David Dinkins.

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