Mario Cuomo, a son of Italian immigrants who became an eloquent spokesman for a generation of liberal Democrats during his three terms as governor of New York but couldn’t quite bring himself to run for president, has died. He was 82.
Cuomo died Thursday of natural causes due to heart failure at his home, the same day his son Andrew started his second term as governor, according to a statement released by the administration. He was surrounded by his family.
Cuomo loomed large in New York politics as governor from 1983 through 1994 and became nationally celebrated for his ability to weave the story of his humble upbringing with ringing calls for social justice. Click Here to read more.
Governor of New York, Mario Cuomo, visits the Lubavitcher Rebbe
“With these two dollars for charity, may you go “From strength to strength” both before and after the upcoming elections. But don’t pay me back, give back to the people!”
25 Tishrei 5751 - October 14, 1990