Governor Hugh L. Carey congratulating Robert Whalen after he was sworn in as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health by Secretary of State Mario M. Cuomo on April 29, 1975. Whalen enacted significant reforms for long-term care, health care reimbursement, and environmental health.
Shown left to right: Governor Carey, Mrs. Jo Anne Whalen, Dr. Robert Whalen, and Secretary of State Mario Cuomo.
New York State Archives. New York (State). Governor. Public information photographs, 1910-1992. Series 13703-82, Box 3, No. 8484_021.
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