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Harrison Jay Goldin (born February 23, 1936, The Bronx, New York) is a lawyer and former New York politician. He served as New York City Comptroller from 1974 to 1989. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1966 to 1973 and ran in the 1989 Democratic Primary election for Mayor of New York.[1] During the Kennedy Administration, Goldin was an attorney in the United States Department of Justice Office of Civil Rights.


Post-political career

After leaving public office in 1989, he opened Goldin Associates, a financial advisory and turnaround consulting firm. Notable cases have included Drexel Burnham Lambert, Rockefeller Center, Enron and Refco. He was a founding Chair (now Chair Emeritus) of the Council of Institutional Investors and is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Goldin was an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the Stern Graduate School of Business at New York University and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cardozo and New York Law Schools. He was also a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School.


He graduated as Valedictorian from the Bronx High School of Science in 1953 and received an A.B. summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1957 (Phi Beta Kappa) and an LL.B. from Yale Law School, where he was articles editor of the Yale Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Goldin was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School.


1978 New York State Democratic Ticket

New York State Senate
Preceded by
E. Ogden Bush
New York State Senate, 34th District
Succeeded by
John E. Flynn
Preceded by
Jerome Wilson
New York State Senate, 30th District
Succeeded by
Robert Garcia
Preceded by
Joseph Galiber
New York State Senate, 31st District
Succeeded by
Israel Ruiz
Political offices
Preceded by
Abraham Beame
New York City Comptroller
1974 – 1989
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Holtzman
Party political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Levitt, Sr.
Democratic Nominee for New York State Comptroller
Succeeded by
Raymond F. Gallagher


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