Andrew Cuomo

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Cuomo in 2004, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Andrew Mark Cuomo

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 6, 1957

Ethnicity: Italian [Campanian, Sicilian]

Andrew Cuomo is an American lawyer, author, and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as Governor of New York, from January 1, 2011 to August 23, 2021. He was previously U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, from January 29, 1997 to January 20, 2001, Attorney General of New York, from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2010, and Chair of the National Governors Association, from August 5, 2020 to July 8, 2021. He also chaired the New York City Homeless Commission. As governor, he signed the Marriage Equality Act for same-sex marriage; the NY SAFE Act, the strictest gun-control law in the U.S.; the Compassionate Care Act for medical cannabis; and the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, for recreational cannabis. He oversaw construction of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Second Avenue Subway, and the Moynihan Train Hall, and reconstruction of LaGuardia Airport; and expanded Medicaid, as well as signed 12-week paid family leave and a gradual minimum wage increase.

Andrew is the son of Matilda (Raffa) and Mario Cuomo. His father was an attorney and politician, who was also Governor of New York, from January 1, 1983 to December 31, 1994, among other duties; Andrew worked as a campaign manager for one of his father’s gubernatorial runs. His mother is an advocate for women and children. He is a brother of radiologist and author Margaret Cuomo and journalist Chris Cuomo. Andrew has three children with his former wife, human rights activist and writer Kerry Kennedy. Kerry is the daughter of Ethel (Skakel) and politician Robert F. Kennedy.

Andrew’s paternal grandfather was Andrea Cuomo (the son of Donato Cuomo and Maria D’Elia). Andrew’s grandfather Andrea was born in New York, to parents from Nocera Superiore, Salerno, Campania, Italy.

Andrew’s paternal grandmother was named Immaculata Giordano/Giardano. Immaculata was born in Tramonti, Salerno.

Andrew’s maternal grandfather was named Carmelo/Charles Raffa (the son of Francesco “Frank” Raffa). Carmelo was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Messina, Sicily, Italy.

Andrew’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Gitto. Mary was Italian.

Sources: Family histories of Andrew Cuomo –

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27 Responses

  1. crouching tiger says:

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  2. bearboy says:

    I really doubt Andrew Cuomo is 100% Italian. He probably has ancestry from the Caucasus, Middle East, Iberian Peninsula, Europe West, Great Britain, Europe East, and Ireland if he was to get DNA tested.

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