Highlights in the career of Mario Cuomo

In this Nov. 8, 1977, file photo, Liberal party candidate Mario Cuomo talks to reporters and supporters at his election night headquarters in New York after he was defeated in his bid for New York mayor by Edward Koch. (AP Photo/File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – After a bout of illness which hospitalized him for a month in early December, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo has died at the age of 82 .

Here are some highlights in the career of Mario Cuomo:

Born: June 15, 1932, in Queens, New York

Graduated: St. John’s University in 1953 and St. John’s law school in 1956

1972: Mediates public housing dispute in Forest Hills

1977: Runs unsuccessfully for New York City mayor, losing to Ed Koch

1982: Beats Koch in race for governor. Re-elected in 1986, 1990.

1984: Address to Democratic National Convention raises his national profile

1988, 1992: Stays out of presidential race despite calls for him to run

1994: Loses bid for fourth term to Republican George Pataki

2014: Last appearance on election night in November, when he joined his son Andrew on stage to celebrate Andrew’s re-election as governor.

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