Pratt & Whitney to open N.Y. turbine-coating plant

WALLKILL, N.Y., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Pratt & Whitney will spend $140 million to open an aerospace turbine-coating plant employing 100 people in New York's Hudson Valley region, officials said.

Cuomo, Pataki criticize Washington gridlock

PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican predecessor George Pataki both said they were dismayed by the U.S. government shutdown.
Sept. 11 memorials held in New York, Washington, Shanksville, Pa.

Sept. 11 memorials held in New York, Washington, Shanksville, Pa.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Bells tolled in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pa., Wednesday to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that led to war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Andrew said Wednesday the state must lead the nation in the effort to curb gun violence and outlined the package of legislation he will seek.
Report: Christie mulls White House run

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BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A source close to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is taking a hard look at a presidential bid, his state's largest newspaper reported Thursday.
Pataki decides against White House run

Pataki decides against White House run

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Former New York Gov. George Pataki has decided not to make a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, a source close to him told CNN.
Gingrich tabs Giuliani for N.Y. governor

Gingrich tabs Giuliani for N.Y. governor

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani should consider running for the New York governor's job, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says.

Pataki drained by Ground Zero ceremony

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- New York Gov. George Pataki says the recent ceremony at Ground Zero was an emotional one for him, even more than five years after the Sept. 11, 2001, disaster.

N.Y. checks redone to give governor credit

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The state of New York reportedly reprinted 200,000 taxpayer rebate checks to tell voters Gov. George Pataki was responsible for the refund.

Pataki discharged from hospital

ALBANY, N.Y., March 7 (UPI) -- New York Gov. George Pataki has returned home 2 1/2 weeks after surgery to remove ruptured appendix but will need additional treatment for some time.

Pataki being treated for infection

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- New York Gov. George Pataki reportedly is running a fever at a hospital where he is being treated for an abdominal infection resulting from ruptured appendix.

Pataki kept in hospital an extra day

PEEKSKILL, N.Y., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- New York Gov. George Pataki, who had an operation for a ruptured appendix last week, has been ordered to stay in the hospital an extra day.

Pataki undergoes appendix surgery

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- New York Gov. George Pataki was resting Friday after an emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix and may leave hospital this weekend.

N.Y. may require background check on aides

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- New York Gov. George Pataki is considering whether to sign into law a bill mandating criminal background checks and fingerprinting of nursing and home aides.

Pataki's sex offender order ruled illegal

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- New York Gov. George Pataki's order to hold 12 convicted sex offenders in a mental hospital after they completed their sentences is illegal, a judge ruled.
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George Pataki
New York Governor George Pataki speaks on renewable fuels and Americas need to be energy independent, at the National Press Club in Washington on August 7, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

George Elmer Pataki (pronounced /pəˈtɑːki/; born June 24, 1945) is an American politician who was the 53rd Governor of New York. A member of the Republican Party, Pataki served three consecutive four-year terms from January 1, 1995 until December 31, 2006.

Pataki's paternal grandfather was János (later John) Pataki (1883 – 1971) of Aranyos-Apáti, Hungary, who came to the United States in 1908 and worked in a hat factory. János had married Erzsébet (later Elizabeth; 1887 – 1975) around 1904. Their son, Pataki's father, was Louis P. Pataki (1912 – 1996), a mailman. Pataki's maternal grandfather was Matteo Laganà (born in Calabria, Italy in 1889), who married Agnes Lynch of County Louth, Ireland around 1914. Their daughter, Margaret Lagana, is Pataki's mother. He has an older brother, Louis. George Pataki can still speak a little Hungarian today.

Pataki married Elizabeth Rowland in 1973, and they have four children: Emily, Teddy, Allison, and Owen.

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