Ron Carey

 

 

 

Age: 72

 

Summary: former president of Teamsters labor union from 1989 to 1997 who was the first Teamster General President elected by a direct vote of the membership and pledged to rid the union of mob corruption but was later forced from leadership in a financial scandal, and who also won re-election in 1996 over former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa's son James P. Hoffa, but the result was later overturned after charges that Carey's campaign illegally used about $885,000 in union funds.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

 

Born: March 22, 1936

 

Died: December 11, 2008

 

Location: Queens, New York