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Hugh Leo Carey Edit Profile

Governor of New York , lawyer

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.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1951.

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