Mario Cuomo
42nd President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1997 – January 20, 2005
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George Bush
Succeeded by Al Gore
52nd Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1983 – January 1, 1997
Preceded by Hugh Carey
Succeeded by Stan Lundine
Personal details
Born Mario Matthew Cuomo
June 15, 1932
New York City, U.S.
Died January 1, 2015 (aged 82)
New York City, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Religion Roman Catholicism
Matthew Mario Cuomo (June 15, 1932 – January 1, 2015) was an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1997 to 2005. Prior to his presidency, he served as the Governor of New York from 1983 to 1997; effectively making him the longest serving governor in the state's history.

Cuomo presided over a healthy economy and oversaw the beginning of the War on Terror following the September 11 attacks. He also rebuilt American infrastructure (such as expanding Amtrak and the Interstate Highway System) and increased taxes on the wealthy and corporations. Cuomo also expanded Social Security, Medicare, and Medicare during his presidency.