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Maurice Dunlea Hinchey (born October 27, 1938), is an American politician. He has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 22nd Congressional District of New York since 2003 (formerly the 26th District). The district extends west from the Hudson River to include Binghamton and Ithaca.

Hinchey was born in New York City, but has spent most of his life in Saugerties. After serving in the United States Navy, he spent two years working as a laborer in a cement plant. He graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a B.A. in 1968 and an M.A. in 1970.

Hinchey worked with his father and others to strengthen the Democratic Party in Saugerties, a traditionally Republican town. He held positions in the Ulster County Democratic Party and managed a campaign for a friend. He first sought public office himself in 1972, with an unsuccessful race for the New York State Assembly. He ran again in 1974 and won, becoming the first Democrat elected to represent Ulster County in the state legislature since 1912. He served in the Assembly for eighteen years. He was particularly noted for his work on protecting the natural environment. For fourteen years he chaired the Committee on Environmental Conservation. One highlight of his tenure was the passage of the country's first law concerning regulation of acid rain. His committee also gained public attention for its investigation of the infiltration of the waste removal industry by organized crime.

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