Maurice Hinchey, Former Congressman from New York, Dies of FTD


Maurice D. Hinchey, who represented New York State in Congress for 20 years, died on November 22 from frontotemporal degeneration. Earlier this year, Hinchey’s family announced that he was living with the primary progressive aphasia form of FTD. They said they went public with the story in order to “raise awareness [of FTD] and prevent people from being misdiagnosed.” After Hinchey made the decision to leave Congress in 2012, the Poughkeepsie Journal wrote that throughout his political career, he had been “forceful and unapologetic about his views, whether in the political majority or not.” Hinchey was 79.

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