Hugh Carey

Born Apr 11, 1919

Hugh Leo Carey was an American attorney, the 51st Governor of New York from 1975 to 1982, and a seven-term United States Representative (1961–1974).

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1919 Birth Born on April 11, 1919.


1942 23 Years Old He received his bachelor's degree in 1942 and law degree in 1951 from St. John's University and was admitted to the bar that same year.
1947 28 Years Old In 1947, Carey married Helen Owen. … Read More


1960 41 Years Old Running as a Democrat, Carey was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1960, unseating Republican incumbent Francis E. Dorn. … Read More
1965 46 Years Old In 1965, he and Fogerty had sponsored The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, which was awarded to the Rochester Institute of Technology. … Read More


He served on the House Ways and Means Committee and led the effort to pass the first Federal Aid to Education program. He was elected Governor of New York in 1974 and resigned his Congressional seat on December 31, 1974.
1976 57 Years Old Carey considered running for President in 1976 and 1980.
1978 59 Years Old 1 More Event
Carey was reelected in 1978, serving two full terms as governor. … Read More


1981 62 Years Old In 1981, Carey married Evangeline Gouletas, a Chicago-based Greek-American real estate mogul. … Read More
1982 63 Years Old Carey decided against seeking a third term as governor in 1982. … Read More
1989 70 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1989, Carey announced that he was no longer pro-choice and regretted his support for legalized abortion and public financing of abortion as governor. … Read More
2009 90 Years Old On October 22, 2009, he was named as the recipient of University at Albany Foundation's Citizen Laureate Award. … Read More
2011 92 Years Old 1 More Event
Carey died surrounded by his family on August 7, 2011. … Read More
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