Hudson Valley congressman Ben Gilman dies at 94

(12/17/16)

Hudson Valley is mourning the loss of longtime former congressman Ben Gilman.

Gillman passed away Saturday at the age of 94.

He served under seven presidents during his 30-year term from 1973 through 2003.

Gilman was a Poughkeepsie native and graduated from Middletown High School. 

He was an attorney and also served with the Army Air Corps during World War II.

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