Born: June 15, 1932, in Queens, New York
Graduated: St. John's University and St. John's law school
1972: Mediates public housing dispute in Forest Hills
1977: Runs unsuccessfully for New York City mayor, losing to Ed Koch
1982: Beats Koch in race for governor. Re-elected in 1986, 1990
1984: Address to Democratic National Convention raises his national profile
1988, 1992: Stays out of presidential race despite calls for him to run
1994: Loses bid for fourth term to Republican George Pataki
2014: Last appearance on election night in November, when he joined his son Andrew on stage to celebrate Andrew's re-election as governor.
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