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Connecticut Republican Newest House Member

September 10, 1987|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Republican Christopher Shays of Connecticut was sworn into office Wednesday as the newest member of the House.

With his arrival, the political division of the 435-seat House became 258 Democrats and 177 Republicans. Shays, 41, a real estate broker, was elected on Aug. 18. He filled a vacancy caused by the May 7 death of Republican Rep. Stewart B. McKinney.

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