Monday, March 17, 2008

David Patterson





I am in awe of this man. He is legally blind and black but is able to reach the summits peak. What he is able to accomplish is a true inspiration.

-1977 BA in history from Columbia University

-1983 Law degree from Hofstra Law School

-1985 - Elected to the New York State Senate at age 31, becoming Albany's youngest Senator at the time.

-2003 - Becomes Minority Leader of the New York State Senate; the first non-white legislative leader in New York’s history.

-2004 - First legally blind person to address the Democratic National Convention.

-2007 - New York's first African American Lieutenant Governor.

-2008 - First legally blind person to take the Oath of Office as Governor and New York's first African American Governor.

Regardless of how he came into office the fact remains that he is a unique individual that has earned his spot in history.

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