PERSONALITY: The Other Carey

If Democrat Hugh Carey was an obscure politician before his election as New York's Governor last year, his oilman brother Edward was almost invisible. Yet had it not been for Edward, Hugh Carey might not be in office at all. As the secretive, quietly ambitious chief and sole owner of the sprawling Carey Energy Corp., Edward Michael Carey bankrolled his brother's campaign to the tune of $1 million.

For Ed Carey, the largesse .was effortless. He will not disclose his net worth, but Wall Street sources put it at between $200 million and...

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