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Gerald Brooks Hunt SOLOMON

(1930-2001)

SOLOMON, Gerald Brooks Hunt, a Representative from New York; born in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Fla., August 14, 1930; attended the public schools in Delmar, N.Y.; attended Siena College, Albany, N.Y., 1949-1950; attended St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., 1953-1954; United States Marine Corps, 1951-1952; business executive; Queensbury, N.Y., town supervisor and Warren County, N.Y., legislator, 1968-1972; member of the New York state assembly, 1973-1978; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1999); chairman, Committee on Rules (One Hundred Fourth and One Hundred Fifth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixth Congress in 1998; died on October 26, 2001, in Glen Falls, N.Y.; interment in Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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