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Hugh L. Carey, 92 Politician "The days of
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Hugh L. Carey, 92
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"The days of wine and roses are over," Hugh Carey famously declared in 1975, as he began the first of two terms as New York's 51st governor. A liberal Democrat and former seven-term congressman from Brooklyn, Carey set his sights on curing deficits created by freewheeling spending under his predecessor, Nelson A. Rockefeller. Carey was credited with helping save New York City from bankruptcy by enlisting fiscal experts and securing federal loan guarantees. A father of 14, Carey died at his Shelter Island home.
(Credit: AP, 1978)

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