William Barry, 91, former Chair of New York Racing and Wagering Board, dies

from the New York State Gaming Commission

Schenectady, NY — The New York State Gaming Commission joins the family of William G. Barry in mourning his death at age 91.

Noted as a friend and confidant of leaders in business, government and sports, Mr. Barry was appointed Chairman of the state Racing and Wagering Board in 1976 by Gov. Hugh Carey. He ably served in that capacity until 1978 and will be long remembered for his many contributions to horse racing.

His career reflected his dedication to public service and respect for the law.

His love for racing was instilled in his son, Brian, who currently serves as the Gaming Commission’s Director of Racing.

Our condolences go to Mary Lou, his wife of 68 years, his seven children and his extended family.

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