Hugh Carey
American politician
Hugh Carey
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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Rossie: Carey found strength in compromise - Press & Sun-Bulletin
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Hugh Carey as he spoke at the 1980 Hispanic women's conference in New York. / ASSOCIATED PRESS The spate of newspaper and television commentary that followed the death of former New York Gov. Hugh Carey, all of it or nearly all of it laudatory,
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Inside Out: Hugh & Perry — warriors from a different era - Shelter Island Reporter
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I can't pretend I knew Hugh Carey but I related to him almost as if I did. An old friend of mine married Perry Duryea, Governor Carey's tall, silver-haired GOP challenger from Montauk in the 1978
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Peter King praises Hugh Carey - Irish Echo
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Congressman Peter King has praised the life and work of former New York governor Hugh Carey, who died earlier this month. King, a Republican, praised Carey for being an “outstanding governor” who had “literally saved New York City and New York State
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HUGH CAREY, FORMER NEW YORK GOVERNOR , 1919-2011 - Express.co.uk
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ASKED in a 2007 New York Times interview what he would most like to be remembered for, former governor Hugh Carey replied: “As a man who loved the people of New York as much as he loved his own family.” During his two terms as governor of New York
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Hugh Carey drew inspiration from his Irish roots - Irish Echo
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Today, it is a model for all to emulate and stands as a tribute to Hugh Carey and all who answered his call for the people of the Six Counties. Carey told me how much he loved his County Galway heritage and was a frequent, happy visitor, to Ireland
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Hugh Carey: "The Man Who Saved New York'' - Syracuse.com (blog)
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HUGH CAREY (right) makes an emphatic point during a House subcommittee hearing in October 1975. Carey and Felix Rohatyn (left), chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corp., pushed for legislation to aid New York City, which was on the brink of financial
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At Funeral, Carey Is Remembered for Leading New York Out of a Fiscal Crisis
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Former Gov. Hugh L. Carey was remembered on Thursday as a leader who steered New York City and the state through the financial turbulence of the 1970s, a time that some mourners at his funeral said had been echoed in recent fights about government and spending. ''As governor, he faced both a state and a city which, in the words of his friend Mayor
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Carey Stance on Abortion Praised by Cardinal Egan - New York Daily News (blog)
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They came to praise Hugh Carey as well as bury him, with a loving send-off by friends, family and his church. But Edward Cardinal Egan, the retired archbishop of New York who came to be a close friend of Carey in recent years,
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Paid Notice: Deaths CAREY, HUGH L
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CAREY--Hugh L. Governor. The Campo Family honors and cherishes the memory of our late father's dear friend Governor Hugh L. Carey - the man who saved New York. Our loving thoughts and wishes go out to our good friends the Carey Family members.
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Paid Notice: Deaths CAREY, HUGH L
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CAREY--Hugh L. The St. John's University community celebrates the life and mourns the passing of the Honorable Hugh L. Carey patriot, patriarch, man of faith, friend and most accomplished alumnus of this university. A veteran of World War II, leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, and two-term Governor of New York State, he served the public
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Before Taking on Albany, Raising 14 Children in 1960s Brooklyn
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For one boisterous decade in the 1960s, the three-story brick house in Park Slope, Brooklyn, on the corner of Second Street and Prospect Park West, was the vibrant epicenter of politics and family life for Hugh L. Carey. His 14 children watched Kennedys go in and out of the gold-carpeted parlor, played table tennis and pool in the basement, slept
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Gov. Hugh Carey, 92; Kept New York Solvent
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Hugh L. Carey , the governor who helped rescue New York from the brink of financial collapse in the 1970s and tamed a culture of ever-growing spending, died Sunday at his summer home on Shelter Island, N.Y. He was 92. His death was announced by the office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. “Governor Carey led our state during a time of great financial
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 91
    Carey died surrounded by his family on August 7, 2011.
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  • 2009
    Age 89
    On October 22, 2009, he was named as the recipient of University at Albany Foundation's Citizen Laureate Award.
    More Details Hide Details On October 22, 2012, the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel was officially renamed the "Hugh L. Carey Tunnel".
  • 1989
    Age 69
    Carey and Gouletas-Carey divorced in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Carey later described this marriage as "his greatest failure."
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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." Carey was a partner in the law firm of Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey. Later in his life, he was of counsel at the law firm of Shea & Gould. He continued to practice law as a member of the Harris Beach law firm and sat on the board of Triarc Cos., the Nelson Peltz controlled holding company.
  • 1982
    Age 62
    Carey decided against seeking a third term as governor in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details Mario Cuomo succeeded him.
  • 1981
    Age 61
    In 1981, Carey married Evangeline Gouletas, a Chicago-based Greek-American real estate mogul.
    More Details Hide Details This marriage proved controversial and a political liability. The marriage generated controversy, since Gouletas had affirmed on the marriage license that she had two ex-husbands, when she actually had three. Gouletas also said that her first husband, with whom she had a daughter, was dead, but he was still alive at the time. The marriage also caused trouble for Carey with the Catholic Church, since he married a thrice-divorced woman in a Greek Orthodox Church.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1978
    Age 58
    In 1978, he was challenged for re-election by State Assembly Minority Leader and former Assembly Speaker Perry Duryea.
    More Details Hide Details After a competitive, sometimes negative campaign, Carey was the first Democrat re-elected in 40 years.
    Carey was reelected in 1978, serving two full terms as governor.
    More Details Hide Details On January 1, 1983, he was succeeded by his lieutenant governor, Mario Cuomo.
  • 1976
    Age 56
    Carey considered running for President in 1976 and 1980.
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  • 1974
    Age 54
    Carey's first wife had died in 1974, and Carey later attributed his decision not to seek the Democratic nomination for President in 1976 to her death.
    More Details Hide Details Carey pardoned Cleveland "Jomo" Davis, one of the leaders of the Attica prison riots.
    Carey became the state's first Democratic governor in 16 years in 1974, unseating incumbent Republican Malcolm Wilson, who had assumed the office after Nelson Rockefeller resigned in December 1973 (to work on the Commission on Critical Choices for Americans). Nationally, the 1974 election was dominated by the Watergate scandal which had destroyed President Richard Nixon's presidency and hurt Republicans nationwide.
    More Details Hide Details In 1974, Democrats also recaptured the New York State Assembly. Carey is best remembered for his successful handling of New York City's economic crisis in the mid-1970s. As governor he was responsible for building the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center; Battery Park City; the South Street Seaport and the economic development of the NYC boroughs outside Manhattan. He also helped provide state funding for the construction of the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. He is also remembered for preventing conservative legislators from reinstating the death penalty and preventing such legislators from taking away state abortion laws. Upon taking office, Carey cut taxes significantly, reducing corporate taxes from 14% to 10%, and capping personal income tax at 9%, and reducing capital gains taxes as well. His administration also offered tax credits to encourage new investment. Carey came into office with New York City close to bankruptcy. He brought business and labor together to help save New York City from the fiscal crisis that befell it in the 1970s. Carey managed to keep the growth of state spending below the rate of inflation through his frequent use of line-item vetoes and fights with the New York State Legislature, which was at the time divided between a Republican-controlled Senate and a Democratic-controlled Assembly.
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1965
    Age 45
    In 1965, he and Fogerty had sponsored The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, which was awarded to the Rochester Institute of Technology.
    More Details Hide Details The Carey Bill and its grant program to the states began with a $2.5 million appropriation, to provide each state with $50,000 to plan for its implementation. The second year, the appropriation was $12.25 million, distributed to the states in proportion to their population. In 1975 Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Bill, PL 94-142 which today distributes approximately $11 billion to the states for this purpose.
  • 1960
    Age 40
    Running as a Democrat, Carey was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1960, unseating Republican incumbent Francis E. Dorn.
    More Details Hide Details He served seven terms, and was the first congressman to oppose the Vietnam War. In 1966 he was appointed Chairman of the Adhoc Subcommittee on the Handicapped by Adam Clayton Powell, then Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee. The sub-committee held hearings in Washington and New York City and Carey introduced HR 14, (the number of people in his family, later that year another child was born.) "The Carey Bill provided, for the first time, a program of grants to the states for "initiating, expanding or improving education for children with disabilities. It also included other titles mirroring the structure of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, PL 89-10, which Carey had assisted Powell in passing as part of the Lyndon Baines Johnson initiative. Three parts of the Bill were picked up by the Senate: the grants to states, a new Bureau of Education for the Handicapped in the U.S. Office of Education and a National Advisory Committee. Carey's friend and mentor, John Fogerty of Rhode Island, the powerful Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee which provided funding for all Health, Education and Welfare programs, backed his legislation. The bill became Title VI of the ESEA, as Public Law 89-750, in 1966. Carey also sponsored and saw passed that year The Model Secondary School for the Deaf Bill, to be established on the campus of the world's only liberal arts college for the deaf.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1947
    Age 27
    In 1947, Carey married Helen Owen.
    More Details Hide Details They became the parents of Alexandria, Christopher, Susan, Peter, Hugh, Jr., Michael, Donald, Marianne, Nancy, Helen, Bryan, Paul, Kevin, and Thomas. His wife, Helen, died of breast cancer in 1974. Peter and Hugh, Jr. died in an automobile accident in 1969. Paul, who served as White House Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton as well as 77th Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, died of cancer in 2001.
  • 1942
    Age 22
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1919
    Born
    Born on April 11, 1919.
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