Hugh L. Carey

Hugh L. Carey

Hugh L. Carey

The Honorable Hugh L. Carey, Democrat of Brooklyn, New York, born in Brooklyn 11 April 1919, graduated from St. Augustine's Elementary and High Schools; St. John's College, interrupted for military service; received LL.B. from St. John's Law School, 1951, member of Phi Delta Phi; admitted New York State Bar 1951, enlisted 101st Cavalry, New York National Guard; commissioned in Infantry via O.C.S.; saw combat with 104th Division in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany; rose to rank of Lieutenant Colonel; decorations include Bronze Star, Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, Combat Infantry Award; former director and officer of several industrial firms; board of directors: St. Vincent's Home for Boys, Board of Counselors, Marymount College, Boy Scouts of American Finance Campaign, Cathedral Club, Citizens for Educational Freedom; appointed by Speaker of the House of Representatives to Board of Directors of Gallaudet National Institution for the Deaf and the Board of Visitors to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; board of governors, National Democratic Club; member 1st New York Cavalry Post American Legion, V.F.W., C.W.V.; Columbus Council of the Knights of Columbus; the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; reelected to the 88th Congress November 6th, 1962; reelected to the 89th Congress November 3, 1964; member of the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs; Delegate to the Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference in Brussels, Belgium, 1961; Member Board of Trustees Brooklyn Public Library. | Congressman Carey's major field of interest in Congress was the advancement of education at all levels and for all children. Notably, President Johnson paid him special tribute on the occasion of the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 of which Congressman Carey was a major architect and one of the Floor Managers in the successful passage of the legislation. President Johnson stated that Mr. Carey deserved the gratitude of all Americans for his great commitment to equal educational opportunity. Congressman Carey is author of the bill to create a National Technical Institute for the post-secondary training of deaf students. This bill was signed into law by the President June 8, 1965.

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  • Rank

    Honorable

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1965

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00208