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David Paterson

New York Lt. Gov. David Paterson, center, prepares to be sworn in as governor in Albany on Monday. Paterson takes over for Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in a sex scandal. (Daniel Barry / Getty Images)
David Paterson, with wife Michelle, is sworn in as New York governor by state Chief Justice Judith Kaye. (Peter Foley / EPA)
David Paterson addresses lawmakers after being sworn in as New York’s governor. (Craig Ruttle / Bloomberg News)
David Paterson with wife, Michelle, and children Alexander and Ashley before taking the oath of office. Paterson is the state’s first black governor and the nation’s first legally blind chief executive. (Mary Altaffer / Associated Press)
New York Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles E. Schumer congratulate Gov. David Paterson. (Craig Ruttle / Bloomberg News)
Paterson will become New York’s Governor following Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s resignation. (Daniel Barry, Getty Images)
Former New York Lt. Gov. David Paterson attends the opening night of “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.” (Evan Agostini, Associated Press)
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, right, joined by then Lt. Gov. David Paterson, expresses his displeasure over the election of Thomas DiNapoli to serve as state comptroller. (TIM ROSKE, Associated Press)
Then New York State Senator David Paterson, the first blind elected official addressing a Democratic Convention, during the third day of the 2004 Democratic National Convention. (MATT CAMPBELL, EPA)
Then Lt. Gov. Paterson as he delivers remarks on January 21,2008 at the New York State Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (HO, AFP/Getty Images)
Then New York Governor Eliot Spitzer addresses the media with his wife Silda Wall at his office in New York announce that he will resign from office after revelations that he had been a client of a prostitution ring. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY, AFP/Getty Images)