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