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Governor Mario Cuomo of New York, will receive an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, from the College of the Holy Cross and address this year’s graduates during the College’s Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m. on the campus.
Gov. Cuomo was elected 52nd governor of New York in 1982, and has quickly earned a national reputation for his gifts of oratory, his long work hours and his keen sense of what the public wants.
He was born in 1932, the son of Italian immigrants, and was graduated, summa cum laude, from St. John's College in 1953. After receiving his law degree from St. John's in 1956, be worked for mny years with the law firm of Corner, Weisbod, Froeb and Charles in Brooklyn, NY.
Gov. Cuomo became secretary of state in New York in 1975 and lieutenant governor on 1979. He is the author of Forest Hills Diary: The Crisis of Low-Income Housing, published in 1979.
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Cuomo, Mario Matthew, "1984 Commencement Address: Mario Cuomo, Governor of New York" (1984). Commencement Addresses. 3.