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 Maurice Dunlea Hinchey

Maurice Dunlea Hinchey

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New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 22 Nov 2017 (aged 79)
Saugerties, Ulster County, New York, USA
Burial Mount Tremper, Ulster County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 185400479 · View Source
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US Congressman. He served in the United States House of Representatives from both the 26th District (1993 to 2003) and 27th District (2003 to 2013) of New York from January 3, 1993 to January 3, 2013. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy and served on aboard the destroyer "USS Marshall". After leaving the Navy, he worked as a laborer in a cement plant. He later worked as a toll bridge collector on the New York State Thruway while attending college. He graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with both a B.A. (1968) and a M.A. (1970). In 1972 he ran for a seat in the New York State Assembly, but lost. Two years later, in 1974, he again ran and was successful this time. He served in the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1992 when he decided to seek the seat of retiring Congressman Matthew McHugh in the U.S. House of Representatives. He ran as a Democrat and won the general election. He took office in 1993 and remained in the House until retiring in January of 2013. During his tenure in Congress, he was known for his work in environmental issues. He was treated for colon cancer in 2011. He later experienced symptoms of frontotemporal dementia after receiving the treatment for colon cancer. He passed away from this condition.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 22 Nov 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 185400479
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maurice Dunlea Hinchey (27 Oct 1938–22 Nov 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 185400479, citing Catskill Interpretative Center, Mount Tremper, Ulster County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .