Basil Paterson dead at 87

The father of former Gov. David A. Paterson and one of the pioneering lions of Harlem politics, died Wednesday night, April 16, 2014, according to a spokesman for his son.In November of 2013 Basil Paterson spoke with Newsday and talked about the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination and what his thoughts were about President Kennedy. (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely)

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