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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 Carey was born in Brooklyn, New York. Carey joined the U.S. Army as an enlisted man during World War II, served in Europe, and reached the rank of colonel. 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. Running as a Democrat, Carey was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1960, unseating Republican incumbent Francis E. Dorn. … Read More
1947 28 Years Old In 1947, Carey married Helen Owen. … Read More


He was elected Governor of New York in 1974 and resigned his Congressional seat on December 31, 1974. Carey was reelected in 1978, serving two full terms as Governor. … Read More
1976 57 Years Old Carey considered running for President in 1976 and 1980. … Read More
1978 59 Years Old In 1978, he was challenged for re-election by State Assembly Minority Leader and former Assembly Speaker Perry Duryea. … Read More


1981 62 Years Old In 1981, Carey married Evangeline Gouletas, a Chicago-based Greek-American real estate mogul. … 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.
1992 73 Years Old In 1992, he joined other pro-life leaders in signing the pro-life document "A New American Compact: Caring About Women, Caring for the Unborn." … 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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