Mostly Credited As: Eliot Spitzer
Sometimes Credited As: Client No. 9
Birth Name: Eliot Laurence Spitzer
Date Of Birth: June 10, 1959 (Age 56)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York City, New York
Politician who resigned in disgrace as Governor of New York when it was revealed that he had engaged in an extra-marital affair with a call girl. Before being elected governor, Spitzer had served as Attorney General of the Empire State and was considered one of the rising stars of the Democratic Party.
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Nicknamed "Eliot Ness" after the legendary crimefighter because of his crusades against corruption while Attorney General of New York.
Parents' names are Bernard and Anne Spitzer. Father was a real estate mogul. Mother was an English professor.
Received his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and his law degree from Harvard University.
Claimed to have received a perfect score on his Law School Admissions Test.
Elected governor of New York in November of 2006 with 69% of the vote.
In 2007, allegedly ordered New York State Police to monitor the whereabouts of State Senator Joseph Bruno, a Republican political rival.
After his resignation, was succeeded as governor of New York by David Patterson, his lieutenant governor who then admitted to several extramarial affairs of his own.
Eliot Spitzer Quotes
Spitzer: I don't care about motivation. I care about credibility.
Spitzer: I stand before you today because this vision of government as the engine of opportunity is what I believe in.
Spitzer: I believe in an evolving Constitution. A flexible Constitution leaves room for us to consider not merely how the world once was, but how it ought to be.
Spitzer: It's time to let science and medicine, not politics and rhetoric, lead us to good, sound policy.