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David Paterson: The 55th Governor of New York

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"Let me reintroduce myself:  I am David A. Paterson and I am the Governor of the State of New York." 

New York's 55th Governor helped New York State make history, when he took office today as the third African American Governor in the U.S. since reconstruction. 

 

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The first two African American Governors are incumbent Deval Patrick of Massachusetts (sworn in last year) and L Douglas Wilder, who took the Virginia office in 1990 and briefly ran for President in 1992.

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Nicholas Smith is a former Commissioner for the City of Berkeley, CA. He is currently a law student in New York City, and blogs about the day's headlines at www.smithonpolitics.com

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