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Eliot Laurence Spitzer is an American politician who served as the Governor of New York for a little more than one year . Prior to being elected governor of New York he was elected to two four year terms as the Attorney General of New York from 1999 to 2006. Prior to becoming Attorney General Spitzer worked for six years as a prosecutor with the office of the Manhattan District Attorney and also worked as an attorney in private practice with several New York law firms.

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54th Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 2007 – March 17, 2008
Lieutenant David Paterson
Preceded by George Pataki
Succeeded by David Paterson
63rd Attorney General of New York
In office
January 1, 1999 – January 1, 2007
Governor George Pataki
Preceded by Dennis Vacco
Succeeded by Andrew Cuomo
Personal details
Born Eliot Laurence Spitzer
(1959-06-10) June 10, 1959 (age 57)
Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Silda Wall Spitzer
Children Elyssa
Sarabeth
Jenna
Residence Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Princeton University
Harvard Law School
Profession Lawyer
Politician
Religion Judaism
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Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American politician (Democrat) who served as the Governor of New York for a little more than one year (2007 until his resignation on March 17, 2008). Prior to being elected governor of New York he was elected to two four year terms as the Attorney General of New York from 1999 to 2006. Prior to becoming Attorney General Spitzer worked for six years as a prosecutor with the office of the Manhattan District Attorney and also worked as an attorney in private practice with several New York law firms.

Spitzer grew up in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York. He received a Bachelor's degree at Princeton University and his Juris Doctor at Harvard Law School.

Spitzer resigned as New York's governor in 2008 in the midst of a scandal concerning his involvement with prostitutes.

After his resignation he has been a television host, an adjunct instructor, run for office and made private investments in a start-up company.