Thomas Norman Hurd began working for the State of New York in 1931 and continued in state service through 1974. Hurd's first position was with the State College of Agriculture in Ithaca, New York in 1931. He was New York's Budget Director from October 1, 1950 through December 31, 1954 and again from November 15, 1958 through December 31, 1970. In 1955, he held a staff position in the State Senate before returning to the State College of Agriculture at Cornell University from July 1, 1955 through November 15, 1958. Hurd was the Director of State Operations from January 1971 through September 1972 before working as Secretary to the Governor under Governors Rockefeller and Wilson until December 1974.
The Thomas Norman Hurd collection includes his testimony before the New York State Moreland Act Commission on Nursing Homes and Residential Facilities. He was called before the commission to provide testimony because of his years as New York's Budget Director and his position as Secretary to the Governor from 1972 through 1974. The remainder of the collection is composed of Hurd's contributions to the weekly reports submitted to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller on New York City's budget crisis and progress toward resolution. These reports were also presented to President Gerald Ford.
The is collection has no series and is ordered chronologically.
All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, before 2000.
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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, T. Norman Hurd Papers, 1975-1976. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).