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ACKERMAN, Gary Leonard

ACKERMAN, Gary Leonard
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1942–

Biography

ACKERMAN, Gary Leonard, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 19, 1942; graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1960; B.A., Queens College, Flushing, N.Y., 1965; attended, St. John’s University, Jamaica, N.Y., 1966; teacher; member of the New York state senate, 1979-1983; business owner; unsuccessful candidate for city council, New York City, N.Y., 1977; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Benjamin Rosenthal, and reelected to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (March 1, 1983-January 3, 2013); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.

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

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External Research Collections

Queens College
Special Collections and Archives, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library

Flushing, NY
Papers: ca. 1983-2013, 12 boxes. The Ackerman collection includes 12 boxes of material containing personal and professional papers that tell the story of his political career; photographs, albums, and scrapbooks; original audio and video material in various formats; and other objects and artifacts, such as campaign memorabilia. Eventually the material will be digitized and made available online. (Some exceptions will be made based on privacy concerns.)
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