Andrew Cuomo '82 was sworn in as governor of New York state on Jan. 1.
Governor Cuomo joins other Albany Law graduates who have served as governor, including:
A recent article in the New York Times details Governor Cuomo's previous time in Albany, including sharing an apartment as an Albany Law School student with his father, Mario Cuomo, who was then New York state's lieutenant governor.
Before Governor Andrew Cuomo was elected, he served as the state's attorney general, and he also served as secretary of housing and urban development (HUD) under President Bill Clinton. While at HUD, he brought 2,000 anti-discrimination cases and forced gun manufacturers to alter their marketing techniques.
Governor Cuomo founded the nonprofit Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP) to address homelessness in New York state and nationwide before being appointed secretary of HUD.
Governor Cuomo graduated from Albany Law School in 1982, after graduating from Fordham University in 1979.