Basil Paterson was appointed secretary of state by

Basil Paterson was appointed secretary of state by then-Gov Hugh Carey in 1978. Paterson's son, future Gov. David Paterson, appeared with him during the announcement. Basil Paterson would later go on to work for Mayor Koch's administration as a deputy mayor. In an oral interview with Koch in the La Guardia and Wagner Archives, the former mayor was asked to comment on this image. "Well, Basil Paterson there were four people who really were the leaders of Harlem. Everybody acknowledged that. Charlie Rangel, Basil Paterson, David Dinkins and Percy Sutton. They were the leaders." (Credit: Municipal Archives)

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