Last updated on: 11/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

George Pataki, JD Biography

Title:
53rd Governor of New York
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“Our resolve to end crime is only as strong as the laws we pass to punish criminals. By making the death penalty the law of the land in New York, we have demonstrated that resolve, thus strengthening the promise that our children and future generations will grow up in a state that is free of violence.”

“Capital Punishment Gives Killers Good Cause to Fear Arrest and Conviction,” USA Today, Sep. 1, 1995

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-founder, The Pataki-Cahill Group, 2008
  • Counsel, Chadbourne & Parke, LLP, 2007-present
  • US Representative to the United Nations General Assembly, 2007
  • 53rd Governor, State of New York, 1994-2006
  • Recipient, Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI) Award, 2006
  • Recipient, Honorary Sol Feinstone Environmental Award, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2005
  • Recipient, William Hoyt Award, Audubon Council of New York State, 2004
  • Recipient, Public Leadership in the Arts Awards, Americans for the Arts, 2003
  • Recipient, John Dewey Award to Friends of Education, United Federation of Teachers, 2002
  • State Senator, New York State Senate, 1992-1994
  • Assemblymember, New York State Assembly, 1984-1992
  • Mayor, Peekskill, New York, 1981-1984
Education:
  • JD, Columbia University Law School, 1970
  • BA, Yale University, 1967
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Death Penalty Deter Crime?