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Hugh Leo Carey

Hugh Leo Carey, American lawyer, former Governor of New York. Bar: New York 1951. Decorated Bronze Star Medal, Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, Infantry Combat badge. Founder Carey Cup; trustee Flax Trust; Member of National Institute Former Governors (chairman 1991-1993), Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, K. of C., Ancient Order Hibernians, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

Background

  • Carey, Hugh Leo was born on April 11, 1919 in Brooklyn. Son of Dennis and Margaret C. Carey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, St. John's University, 1949. Juris Doctor, St. John's University, 1951.

    Career

    • Member United States Congress from 12th New York district, 1960—1974, deputy whip. Governor State of New York, 1975—1982. Executive vice president W.R. Grace & Company, 1987—1995, director environmental policy, 1987—1993, director government relations division, 1993—1995.

      Senior partner Harris Beach LLP, since 1995. Delaware Democratic National Mid-Term Conference, 1974. Chairman New York State World Council, 1984—1985, National Institute Former Governors, 1991—1993.

      Vice chairman American Battle Monuments Commission, 1994. Board directors Triarc Companies, Inc., 1994—2008, Wendy's Arby's Group Inc., since 2008, China Trust Bank, Public Policy Institute. Member North America board Smurfit Graduate School Business.

      Lieutenant colonel infantry New York National Guard, World War II.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1951.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Founder Carey Cup; trustee Flax Trust. Member of National Institute Former Governors (chairman 1991-1993), Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, K. of C., Ancient Order Hibernians, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Owen Carey, February 27, 1947 (deceased March 1974). Children: Alexandria, Christopher, Susan, Peter(deceased), Hugh(deceased), Michael, Marianne, Nancy, Helen, Paul, Kevin, Thomas;children: Donald, Bryan.
    • father: Dennis Carey
    • mother: Margaret C. Carey
    • spouse: Helen Owen Carey
    • children: Alexandria Carey
    • Christopher Carey
    • Susan Carey
    • Peter Carey (deceased)
    • Hugh Carey (deceased)
    • Michael Carey
    • Marianne Carey
    • Nancy Carey
    • Helen Carey
    • Paul Carey
    • Kevin Carey
    • Thomas;children: Donald Carey
    • Bryan Carey
    Hugh Leo Carey
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    Born April 11, 1919
    Nationality
    • 1949
      St. John's University
    • 1951
      St. John's University
    • 1960 - 1974
      Member, United States Congress from 12th New York district
    • 1975 - 1982
      governor State of New York
    • 1995
      senior, partner Harris Beach Limited Liability Partnership