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New York political powerhouse Basil Paterson dies at 87; survivors include former governor son
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:01 AM EDT
Longtime New York political powerhouse Basil Paterson has died.
Paterson served as a state senator, deputy New York City mayor and New York's first black secretary of state.
Survivors include his son, former Gov. David Paterson.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) says Paterson's public leadership made New York a better place.
He was among the influential "Gang of Four" that included former Mayor David Dinkins, former Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton and Congressman Charles Rangel.
His family says Paterson was known throughout the community as a "man of action" who accomplished his goals.