Ambro, Jerome, Jr., Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Military Police Corps
Last Primary MOS
1677-Military Police Supervisor
Last MOS Group
Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1951-1953, 8th Army, Korea (EUSA)
Service Years
1951 - 1953

Sergeant


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Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Brooklyn
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Mar 04, 1993
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Army Military Police


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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2013, Korean War Fallen


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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.
   
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Jerome Anthony Ambro, Jr. (June 27, 1928 – March 4, 1993) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 - 1981.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, he attended Brooklyn public elementary schools and graduated from Grover Cleveland High School, Queens, New York in 1946. Ambro earned a B.A. from New York University in 1955.


He served in the United States Army as a member of the Military Police from 1951-1953 where he attained the rank of sergeant. He served the town of Huntington as a budget office and purchasing and personnel director from 1960 - 1967. Later, served on the Suffolk County, New York Board of Supervisors from 1968 - 1969. From 1968-1974 he was served four terms as Supervisor for the town of Huntington, New York. He was simultaneously chairman of Huntington's Urban Renewal Agency, as well as president of Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Huntington, New York.


In 1970, he challenged Basil Paterson for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of New York, but was defeated in the primary election.


He was elected as a Democrat to the 94th, 95th and 96th United States Congresses, and served from January 3, 1975, to January 3, 1981. After leaving Congress, Ambro worked as a lobbyist.


Ambro led the Democratic Party to its first sweep of Huntington elections in 35 years. While Ambro was in office, the town of Huntington became the first municipality to ban the use of the pesticide DDT.


During his first term in the House, Ambro was elected president of his 82-member freshman class. Ambro served on the Public Works and Transportation Committee, and was elected chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee Subcommittee on Natural Resources and the Environment. Ambro played a major role in winning the preservation of wetlands in Massapequa, New York, and having Brookhaven National Laboratory designated as the site of a high-energy reactor.


In 1980, Ambro authored an amendment to the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (Section 106(f)) to require that the disposal of dredged material into Long Island Sound from any federal project, or from any non-federal project exceeding 25,000 cubic yards (19,000 m³), comply with the environmental criteria for ocean dumping under the MPRSA, in addition to the requirements of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.


Ambro died at Alexandria, Virginia on March 4, 1993. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


The East Northport, New York post office building was renamed the Jerome Anthony Ambro, Jr. Post Office Building in 1998. The Town of Huntington named the Jerome Ambro Memorial Wetlands Preserve in honor of Ambro's conservation efforts.


   
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 Unit Assignments
8th Army, Korea (EUSA)
  1951-1953, 8th Army, Korea (EUSA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
 Colleges Attended 
New York University
  1955-1959, New York University
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