Eliot Spitzer rejected from Harvard club
Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s fall from grace now includes a rejection from the swanky Harvard Club.
The midtown social club reportedly turned down Spitzer’s membership request because of his 2008 prostitution scandal that forced him out of Albany.
The Harvard Club refused to talk about the admissions process.
Spitzer’s spokeswoman, meanwhile, expressed disappointment over the the decision.
“Last year, Harvard asked Eliot to speak at the school, which he did,” said spokeswoman Lisa Linden. “He supports the institution financially. It would seem whoever made this decision at the club is not on the same page as the university itself.”
Spitzer, 51, got a law degree from Harvard in 1984 and his eldest daughter is currently an undergrad at the college.
While membership is for a range of people with ties to the university, the school and the club are independent of one another. And according to The New York Times, the club rarely issues rejections, though a denial from any two of the club’s 15-member admissions committee would block an application.
Still, even without the restaurants and squash courts at the Harvard Club, Spitzer still has a place to spend his free time. The politically-exiled former governor, who is now a co-host on a CNN talk show, is a member of the nearby Princeton Club.