George J. Hochbrueckner

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George J. Hochbrueckner
George J. Hochbrueckner.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by William Carney
Succeeded by Michael P. Forbes
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 4th district
In office
Preceded by Robert Wertz
Succeeded by Robert J. Gaffney
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 2nd district
In office
Preceded by Peter Costigan
Succeeded by John Behan
Personal details
Born Sep. 20, 1938 (1938-09-20) (age 75)[1]
Queens, New York[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Carol[2]
Children four[2]
Residence Long Island, New York

George Joseph Hochbrueckner (born September 20, 1938 in Queens, New York)[1] was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Education and career[edit]

After graduating high school in 1956, Hochbrueckner served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician until he was honorably discharged in 1959. He attended college for 2-1/2 years, including the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Hofstra University, and California State University, Northridge. He then pursued on the job training as an engineer, working for Litton and Teledyne in California and Grumman in New York.[1][2]

Hochbrueckner served in the New York State Assembly from 1975 until 1984. He was elected to Congress in 1986 and represented New York's 1st congressional district from January 3, 1987 until January 3, 1995. He lost his seat to Michael P. Forbes during the Republican Revolution of 1994.

He heads the consulting firm George J. Hochbrueckner & Associates, which is based on Long Island and has an office in Washington, D.C.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Hochbrueckner and his wife Carol were married in 1961. They lived in California from 1961 to 1968, then returned to Long Island. They have four children.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "HOCHBRUECKNER, George Joseph". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "George J. Hochbrueckner". Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Peter Costigan
New York State Assembly, 2nd District
Succeeded by
John Behan
Preceded by
Robert Wertz
New York State Assembly, 4th District
Succeeded by
Robert Gaffney
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Carney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Michael P. Forbes