SOLOMON, Gerald Brooks Hunt

SOLOMON, Gerald Brooks Hunt
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1930–2001

Biography

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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University at Albany Libraries, SUNY
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives

Albany, NY
Papers: 1978-1999, 52 cubic feet. The Solomon Papers are rich in summary material documenting his career (1979-1999) as a Republican representing the 22nd District of New York. Of particular interest are the numerous "Black Books" containing detailed summary information pertaining to Solomon's legislative activities, including his voting activity and the justification for his vote, bills and resolutions he introduced, and legislation and resolutions he cosponsored by him. Also of interest are the Floor Statements, Remarks, and Extensions made by Solomon. Solomon kept most of the House Resolutions voted on during the later half of his career, which are represented in the collection. The papers lack substantive correspondence and material related to his early congressional career (1978-1988). He also served as a member of the New York State Assembly from 1973-1978.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1990, 5 commercials on 2 videocassettes. The commercials were used during Gerald B.H. Solomon's campaign for the 1990 U.S. congressional election in District 24 of New York, Republican Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Solomon, Gerald, B. H. The Balanced Budget: A Republican Plan. Stockbridge, Mass.: Berkshire House Publishers, 1995.

------. The NATO Enlargement Debate, 1990-1997: Blessing of Liberty. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998.

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