The Higher Education of the New Governor of New York State

This coming Monday David A. Paterson will assume the governorship of the state of New York upon the resignation of Eliot Spitzer.

Paterson will become the fourth African American to serve as a governor of a state. Also, it is believed that Paterson will be the first person who is legally blind to hold such a high office.

Paterson is a graduate of Columbia University. He holds a law degree from Hofstra University.