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July 18, 1986 | United Press International
Rep. George M. O'Brien (R-Ill.), a seven-term member of Congress, died Thursday of cancer while an appropriations bill he helped write was being debated on the House floor. He was 69. Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) announced O'Brien's death on the House floor about 8 p.m. The House had spent most of the day debating the fiscal 1987 appropriations bill for the Departments of State, Justice, Commerce and related agencies.
October 7, 2011
Party: Democratic Age: 70. Born April 15, 1941, in Los Angeles Residence: Valley Village Family: Married to Janis Berman; two grown daughters Education: B.A., UCLA 1962; law degree, UCLA 1965 Public offices held: Member of California Assembly from 1973 to 1982; U.S. Representative from 1983 to present Quote: "Politicians talk all the time about what they want to do. To me, the best test...
March 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Fellow California Republicans told Rep. Elton Gallegly on Tuesday that they will support him if he withdraws his retirement announcement and seeks reelection, but the 10-term congressman from Simi Valley did not immediately make a decision. Gallegly announced Friday, which was the deadline to file for election, that he would not run again, citing unspecified health reasons. Because he had filed candidacy papers, however, he cannot remove his name from the June primary ballot.
April 7, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Jerome Waldie, the former Northern California assemblyman and congressman who became an early advocate of impeaching President Nixon during the Watergate scandal, died Friday at his home in Placerville. He was 84. Waldie had been in poor health the last three months, said his son, Jon. The Democrat from Contra Costa County served in the state Legislature from 1959 to 1966 and was majority leader under Speaker Jesse Unruh.
November 13, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Manny Pacquiao resides at the intersection of life, death, misery and showtime. He is a professional boxer. His country, the Philippines, is a mess. He is also a high-ranking government official, one of 289 members of the country's 16th Congress. He is a national sports hero who prides himself on also being an accountable public servant. The common phrase that refers to an impossible situation - "being between a rock and a hard place" - was made for this. When the Typhoon Haiyan roared through the middle of the Philippines a week ago, killing thousands and turning cities and countrysides into fields of debris and desperation, Pacquiao was 466 miles away from the center of it all, the city of Tacloban.
July 12, 1995
God is not a citizen, does not have voting rights, and is not a constituent. Why is my congressman listening to God instead of listening to me? DIANE DIETZEL Costa Mesa
August 24, 1996
Rooting for the Angels is something like having to admit to friends back East that our Congressman is Sonny Bono. ROBERT MARCHAND Cathedral City
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