New York appoints its 56th governor –Andrew Cuomo– on Friday.
Andrew Cuomo was sworn in front of his family members in the governors’ mansion in Albany. His father Mario Cuomo is a former governor.
Cuomo’s powers as a governor are effective from last midnight and he has started working from today with the morning cabinet meeting. The Democrat is ready to face the challenging issues lying to be resolved that include fiscal crises and ethical issues.
Cuomo was born in New York City. His family has Italian and American origin. His parents Andrea Cuomo, an Italian and mother Immacolata belonged to Tramonti, owned a store in south Jamaica in New York City.
Cuomo got his bachelor’s degree in 1953 and a law degree from St Johns University in 1956. He always aspired to be a trial lawyer in the beginning of his career. He was also sent to work as a clerk with a judge Adrian P. Burke who served in an appeal court in New York.
Cuomo also played baseball and he was playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league before he got injured. After then, Cuoma started scouting the same team.
Cuomo was working as attorney general for New York As a governor he has replaced now David Paterson. Paterson had took the post when Eliot Spitzer was obliged to resign after being hooked in a scandal with a call girl.