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Spitzer Resigns; Paterson Makes History

By March 12, 2008

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Eliot Spitzer
Eliot Spitzer (D) has resigned as governor of New York, effective Monday, a move that will elevate Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson to a place in history: the first black governor of New York and only the third black governor in the country since Reconstruction. More from the NY Times.

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