Richard Ravitch (Excerpt) - Optimistic About Solutions
Richard Ravitch on NEW YORK NOW
Richard Ravitch (Excerpt) - Deficits: Budget Cuts or Tax Increases
Richard Ravitch (Excerpt) - Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt
Richard Ravitch is an American politician and businessman who served as Lieutenant Governor of New York from 2009 to 2010. He was appointed to the position in July 2009 by New York Governor David Paterson. A native of New York City, he earned a law degree from Yale Law School and has worked in his family's real estate development business, a number of government and government-appointed positions, including with the New York State Urban Development Corporation and Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and in private industry, including tenures as chairman of the Bowery Savings Bank and as the chief owner representative in labor negotiations for Major League Baseball.