Gary A. Lee

Gary Alcide Lee (born August 18, 1933) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Gary A. Lee, Congressman from New York

Lee was born in Buffalo, New York. He served in the United States Navy from 1952 until 1956. He graduated from Colgate University in 1960. Lee later did graduate studies at Colgate and at Cornell University. After college he worked as an educational administrator and consultant, 1963-1979. He served as a member of the Corning, New York city council in 1962. From 1963 to 1967 he was a member of the town board in Dryden, New York, and he served as Dryden's town supervisor from 1967 to 1969. From 1968 to 1974, Lee served in the Tompkins County Legislature.

From 1975 to 1978, Lee was a member of the New York State Assembly, sitting in the 181st and 182nd New York State Legislatures. He was elected to Congress in 1978 and represented New York's 33rd congressional district from January 3, 1979 until January 3, 1983. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination when re-districting forced him into a primary contest against fellow Republican incumbent George Wortley. After leaving Congress he resided in Alexandria, Virginia. He later relocated to Fort Myers, Florida, where he remained active in politics, including serving as Chairman of the Lee County Republican Party.[1]

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  1. ^ "Lee County GOP head gets another two years | The News-Press". Archived from the original on 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
New York State Assembly
Preceded by
Constance E. Cook
New York State Assembly
128th District

Succeeded by
Hugh S. MacNeil
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William F. Walsh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry J. Nowak