David Paterson is a famous politician who is better known for being the second legally blind Governor of US history. He became the fifty-fifth Governer of New York after the resignation of the governor Eliot Spitzer.

Paterson married to Michelle Paige Paterson in 1992. but separated after 19 years of marital relationship. David was found hanging out with an attractive female staffer, Pamela Bane.

David Paterson Early Life and Education

David Alexander Paterson was born on 20th May 1954, in Brooklyn, New York to labor law attorney, Basil Paterson, father, and homemaker, Portia Paterson, mother. His father was the first Afro-American Secretary of New York and the first Vice-Chair of the National Democratic Party. Similarly, his patrimonial grandmother also served for a concise time in the political arena. 

David grew up along with his brother, Daniel Paterson. During his childhood, he had a serious ear infection which later spread to his optic fiber. It damaged his left eye and limited his right eye vision. His loss of sight made him difficult in his studies but even though he didn’t quit and began taking special classes.

David was the first disabled student to study at the Hempstead High School. He graduated in 1971 and after that, joined Columbia University as a top student. In his first semester at Columbia, he got into dean’s list.

However, David abandoned his studies because he needed time to stand up for himself according to his professor. At that time, he had a painful time even though he got a job at a credit union.

Later on, David returned to his home country and completed his bachelor’s in History in 1977. He then joined the law school at Hofstra University and earned a degree of Juris Doctor in 1982. Right after that, he went to Queens district attorney’s office and began working as an assistant district attorney. 

David Paterson Political Career

After his effectual effort towards his career, David started working for the David Dinkins, American politician. A year later, he won the campaign for State Senate after the politician, Leon Bogues death.

Correspondingly, he got selected to represent Harlem being the youngest state senator in New York’s History. In 2007, David earned the name of New York’s first African-American lieutenant governor.

Youtube: Interview with Former Governor David Paterson

Youtube: David Paterson NY’s first Black Governer.

 Currently, the hardworking David works as a member of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Moreover, he is also a Member of the Board of the Board of Achilles Track Club.

David Paterson Married, Husband, Children, Divorce

Brilliant Paterson is happily married to a woman, Michelle Paige Paterson since 1992. She became the Frist Lady on 17th March 2008, after David sworn in as governor following the stand down of Eliot Spitzer.

The husband and wife are blessed with a son named, Alex Patterson. However, the couple filed for a divorce after living together for approximately 19 years. They both admitted their divorce in an interview with the daily news. For the last time, the couple co-hosted a charity dinner at Mount Sinai Hospital and had dinner with their kids.

Even though the couple has separated, they have not finalized their divorce and they had still the good terms. After separating from Michelle, David was found hanging out with an attractive female staffer, Pamela Bane.

The couple dated for almost 18 months and separated. Correspondingly, he also had an affair with his former radio partner’s wife, Mary SliwaThough couple dated for a few months they didn’t reveal about their relationship. 

David Paterson Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary

Being a renowned American Governer, Paterson has accumulated an attractive salary. He did several incredible works for the United States which made him first African-American Legislative leader in New York’s history.

Apart from his political career, he also appeared on New York radio station WOR as a substitute talk show host. Correspondingly, he worked as a director for Nicolaus & Company, financial service holding company with Stifel.

As of 2018, his net worth is under review but calculating the salary of US Governer and director of Nicolaus & Company, his net worth believed at around million dollars. According to the sources, the average salary of the US governer is somewhere around $124,298.

On the other side, he also worked as director of Nicolaus & Company and the average salary of the director is $133,871.