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Names of Positions


I have seen repeated names in our readings. It is not necessary to memorize any of them, but passing your eyes over them may help you recognize them in the future.


Council Speaker

Est. 1986


Est. 1801


Est. 1777[1]

Public Advocate

Est. 1993

Adrienne Adams

Brad Lander

Kathy Hochul

Jumaane Williams

Corey Johnson

Scott Stringer

Andrew Cuomo

Corey Johnson

Melissa Mark-Viverito

John Liu

Eliot Spitzer

Letitia James

Christine Quinn

William Thompson

George Pataki

Bill de Blasio

Gifford Miller

Alan Hevesi

Mario Cuomo

Betsy Gotbaum

Peter Vallone (1st)

Elizabeth Holtzmann

Hugh Carey

Mark Green (1st)


Bolded people are those we have encountered in this course

     Famous politicians who were once NY governor



     Grover Cleveland resigned from governor having been elected

     Martin Van Buren

     Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes

     William Seward

     Democratic nominees for president

     Samuel J Tilden

     Horatio Seymour

     John Jay

     Famous comptrollers         

     Abe Beame