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The Gang of Four, also known as the Harlem Clubhouse, was an African-American political coalition from Harlem whose members later ascended to top political posts. It is named after the Gang of Four of China.

The Gang of Four, also known as the Harlem Clubhouse, was an African-American political coalition from Harlem whose members later ascended to top political posts. It is named after the Gang of Four of China.

The four members were:

  • David Dinkins, later Deputy Mayor and Mayor of New York City
  • Basil Paterson, a onetime New York State Senator, Deputy Mayor of New York City, and New York State Secretary of State
  • Charles Rangel, a state assemblyman and eventually a senior Democratic Congressman
  • Percy Sutton, one-term state Assemblyman, Manhattan Borough President from 1966 to 1977

The son of Basil Paterson, David Paterson, became Governor of New York in 2008 following the resignation of Eliot Spitzer.