George J. Hochbrueckner

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George J. Hochbrueckner
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byWilliam Carney
Succeeded byMichael P. Forbes
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 4th district
In office
January 1, 1983 – December 31, 1984
Preceded byRobert C. Wertz
Succeeded byRobert J. Gaffney
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 2nd district
In office
January 1, 1975 – December 31, 1982
Preceded byPeter J. Costigan
Succeeded byJohn L. Behan
Personal details
Born (1938-09-20) September 20, 1938 (age 80)
Queens, New York
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceLong Island, New York

George Joseph Hochbrueckner (born September 20, 1938) is a former 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]

Hochbrueckner was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1984, sitting in the 181st, 182nd, 183rd, 184th and 185th New York State Legislatures. 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 is now a Senior Policy Advisor at Nossaman LLP, working out of their Washington, DC office.

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b "George J. Hochbrueckner". Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership. Archived from the original on March 3, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Peter J. Costigan
New York State Assembly
2nd District

Succeeded by
John L. Behan
Preceded by
Robert C. Wertz
New York State Assembly
4th District

Succeeded by
Robert J. Gaffney
U.S. 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