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Hugh Leo Carey
Birth: Apr. 11, 1919
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 2011
Shelter Island
Suffolk County
New York, USA

51st Governor of New York, US Congressman. The son of a petroleum distributor, he attended St. John's College and following the United States' entry into World War II, he enlisted with the Army. He was elevated to the rank of major and during his service with the One Hundred Fourth Division in Europe, he received a Bronze Star, Croix de Guerre and Combat Infantry Award. Upon returning home, he attained his law degree and practiced privately. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected to the US House of Representatives and served New York's 12th district (1961 to 1963) and 15th District (1963 to 1974), and during his time in Congress, he was a member of the Way of Means, Education and Labor committees. His governorship (1975 to 1982) saw New York City in fiscal crisis and with his relentless pursuit for assistance from the federal government, he was able to secure financial aid from a reluctant Ford administration. In addition, Carey was a proponent for job programs, unemployment benefits and significant tax cuts. After leaving office, he resumed practicing law with a New York City firm. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Helen Owen Carey (1924 - 1974)*
 
 Children:
  Peter G Carey (1950 - 1969)*
  Hugh Leo Carey (1951 - 1969)*
  Paul Robert Carey (1962 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Our Lady of the Isle Cemetery
Dering Harbor
Suffolk County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Aug 07, 2011
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Hugh Leo Carey: Sir, you will be remembered as New York's 51st governor from 1975 to 1982. The best remembered for his successful handling of New York City's economic crisis in the late 1970s. As Governor he was responsible for building the Jacob K. Javit...(Read more)
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Hugh Leo Carey: Sir, you will be remembered as New York's 51st governor from 1975 to 1982. The best remembered for his successful handling of New York City's economic crisis in the late 1970s. As Governor he was responsible for building the Jacob K. Javit...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: Aug. 7, 2012

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 Added: Aug. 7, 2012
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