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Jerome Anthony Ambro, Jr.
Sergeant, United States Army
Member of Congress
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Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 27, 1928; attended Brooklyn public elementary schools; graduated, Grover Cleveland High School, Queens, N.Y., 1946; B.A., New York University, 1955; served in the United States Army, Military Police, 1951-1953; budget officer, purchasing and personnel director, Town of Huntington, N.Y., 1960-1967; served on Suffolk County (N.Y.) Board of Supervisors,  1968-1969;  elected to four terms as Supervisor, Town of Huntington, N.Y., 1968-1974; chairman, Huntington Urban Renewal Agency and president, Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Huntington, 1968-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth, Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; governmental and legislative consultant, 1981 to present; He died at Alexandria, Virginia, on March 4, 1993 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Congressman Ackerman (left) at the dedication ceremony naming the new East Northport (NY)
Post office in the Jerome Anthony Ambro, Jr. Post Office Building.  Ackerman sponsored the legislation to name the facility.  Ambro represented the Huntington Town area in Congress form 1975 - 1980 and before that served as Town Supervisor.  Also pictured (L to R): Long Island Congressman Mike Forbes, Postmaster Jody Angst and Ambro's two sons  Richard and David.

JA Ambro Gravesite PHOTO
 Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006

Updated: 4 November 2000 Updated: 2 August 2002  Updated: 5 September 2005 Updated: 18 August 2006
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