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Mario Matthew Cuomo, former New York Governor, died at 82

Jan 3, 2015 18:28 IST

Mario Matthew Cuomo, former New York Governor on 1 January 2015 died due to heart failure in Manhattan, New York City. He was 82.

Mario Matthew Cuomo was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. He served as the 52nd Governor of New York for three terms, from 1983 to 1994, Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1979 to 1982, and Secretary of State of New York from 1975 to 1978.

Cuomo was known for his liberal views and public speeches, particularly his keynote speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention where he criticized Ronald Reagan's policies.

The speech brought him to national attention, and he was widely considered a front-runner for the Democratic nomination for President in both 1988 and 1992, but he declined to seek the nomination in both instances.

His Books

• He was the author of Why Lincoln Matters. The book was published in 2004.
• He was the co-editor of Lincoln on Democracy, an anthology of Abraham Lincoln's speeches.
• In 1996, Cuomo wrote Reason to Believe.
• He also wrote a narrative essay titled Achieving the American Dream about his parents' struggles in coming to America and how they prospered.

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