- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A public memorial service will be held later this month for longtime New York political powerhouse Basil (BAZ’-uhl) Paterson.

The Democrat served as a state senator, deputy New York City mayor and New York’s first black secretary of state.

The plans were announced Wednesday by his son, former Gov. David Paterson.

The service will be held May 29 at Riverside Church in Harlem.

Paterson died last month at the age of 87.

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