Gerald Brooks Hunt Solomon

Gerald Brooks Hunt Solomon

Birth
Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, USA
Death 26 Oct 2001 (aged 71)
Queensbury, Warren County, New York, USA
Burial Schuylerville, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Plot Sect 20, Site 7
Memorial ID 5971794 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was raised in Delmar, New York and attended Siena College and St. Lawrence University. He served in the Marines on a helicopter carrier in the Atlantic from 1951 to 1952, and remained in the Reserve until 1959. He worked for M. Solomon, a women’s clothing business owned by his father, until relocating to Queensbury, where he became a partner in an insurance company and an investment firm. Originally a Democrat, from 1968 to 1972 he was Queensbury’s Town Supervisor and a member of the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Solomon became a Republican in 1969, and in 1972 was elected to the New York Assembly, where he served until 1978. He won a US House seat in 1978, served 11 terms (January 1979 to January 1999), and was Rules Committee Chairman from 1995 to 1999. A conservative and veterans advocate, Solomon supported laws to ban flag-burning, as well as legislation upgrading the Veterans Administration to a cabinet department. He was best known for the Solomon Amendment, which prohibited federal funds for universities which banned military recruiters. The veterans cemetery in Schuylerville, which he championed while in Congress, was named for him.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 19 Nov 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5971794
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerald Brooks Hunt Solomon (14 Aug 1930–26 Oct 2001), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5971794, citing Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, Saratoga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .