Hugh Carey, Former Governor, Dies


The office of Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that Hugh Carey, former New York governor, has died today. He was 92. The Democrat served two terms as governor from 1975 to 1982 and helped rescue New York City and the state from financial crisis. “Declaring that the days of wine and roses were over, Governor Carey looked to statesmanship and compromise, rather than partisanship or parochialism, to get the state’s fiscal house in order,” Cuomo said in a statement. Before becoming governor, Carey served seven terms as a Brooklyn congressman.

Ex-NY Gov. Hugh Carey dies at 92 [AP]