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August 26, 2003 | From the Washington Post
John J. Rhodes, an Arizona Republican who, as minority leader of the House of Representatives, played a critical role in the events leading to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, has died. He was 86. Rhodes, who had cancer, died Sunday at his home in Mesa, Ariz. On Aug. 7, 1974, two days before Nixon resigned, Rhodes was one of a Republican triumvirate that called on the president at the White House to tell him in the bluntest terms that his struggle to remain in office was lost.
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August 26, 2003 | From the Washington Post
John J. Rhodes, an Arizona Republican who, as minority leader of the House of Representatives, played a critical role in the events leading to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, has died. He was 86. Rhodes, who had cancer, died Sunday at his home in Mesa, Ariz. On Aug. 7, 1974, two days before Nixon resigned, Rhodes was one of a Republican triumvirate that called on the president at the White House to tell him in the bluntest terms that his struggle to remain in office was lost.
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February 20, 1988 | Associated Press
Former U.S. Rep. John J. Rhodes, saying that Arizona's national image is suffering, announced Friday that he will run against impeached Gov. Evan Mecham, a fellow Republican, in the May 17 recall election. "If there is an election on May 17, my name will be on the ballot," the 71-year-old former House minority leader said at a news conference. "I don't like to lose. In fact, I'm not going to lose."
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February 20, 1988 | Associated Press
Former U.S. Rep. John J. Rhodes, saying that Arizona's national image is suffering, announced Friday that he will run against impeached Gov. Evan Mecham, a fellow Republican, in the May 17 recall election. "If there is an election on May 17, my name will be on the ballot," the 71-year-old former House minority leader said at a news conference. "I don't like to lose. In fact, I'm not going to lose."
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August 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Six American congressmen, all Vietnam War veterans, left for Indochina as part of U.S. efforts to account for American soldiers missing since the Vietnam War. The trip comes amid other U.S. attempts to check the authenticity of a controversial photograph purportedly showing Vietnam War servicemen alive in Indochina. The congressmen are: Reps. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.), Pete Peterson (D-Fla.), Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), John J. Rhodes III (R-Ariz.), Wayne T. Gilchrist (R-Md.) and David E.
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November 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Premier Li Peng met today with the first U.S. congressional delegation to visit China since the military's violent suppression of the pro-democracy movement in 1989. The U.S. Embassy refused to release any information about the delegation except to confirm that it was led by Rep. Michael G. Oxley (R-Ohio). The State Department identified the four other congressmen on the trip as Reps. Jim Ross Lightfoot (R-Iowa), John J. Rhodes III (R-Ariz.), E. Clay Shaw Jr. (R-Fla.
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November 6, 1986 | From Associated Press
Joseph Kennedy, who claimed the Massachusetts congressional seat once held by his uncle, John F. Kennedy, was the most famous political offspring to win election Tuesday, but he was not the only one. Democrat Evan Bayh, son of former three-term Sen. Birch Bayh, won the secretary of state's race in Indiana. Bayh defeated another famous son, Robert O. Bowen, whose father is former Gov. Otis R. Bowen. In Alabama, Jim Folsom Jr., son of former Gov. James E. Folsom, was elected lieutenant governor.
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January 31, 1988 | Associated Press
Declaring "I have broken no laws," Gov. Evan Mecham said Saturday that he will not resign but instead will run in a recall election to keep his job. In a letter unsealed Saturday night by the Arizona secretary of state, Mecham said: "I was legally elected by the people of Arizona to the office of governor, and I intend to fulfill my responsibility as governor of the state until those same people vote to remove me from office."
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September 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
The House voted Monday to erect a monument in honor of the Indian tribes who 114 years ago made the Battle of the Little Bighorn "Custer's last stand." "This legislation is to honor the Cheyenne, Sioux and other Indian nations who gave their lives to defend their families, lifestyle, culture and their lands," Rep. John J. Rhodes III (R-Ariz.) said. The action comes 109 years after a monument was erected to Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, who led the 7th U.S.
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December 8, 1987 | United Press International
Arizona Gov. Evan Mecham, continuing to claim that he has done nothing illegal, said Monday that the funds used to pay off a $350,000 campaign loan under investigation by the state attorney general came from "good money." Mecham made his statement in brief remarks after a 50-minute meeting with Rep. John J. Rhodes III (R-Ariz.). When asked how he repaid the loan late last week, Mecham responded: "With good money." When asked if he could be more specific, Mecham said: "No."
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September 10, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Phoenix-area community activist Claire Sargent won the Democratic Senate primary in Arizona on Tuesday, becoming the 10th woman nominated for the chamber this year by a major party. That ties a record set in 1984, which in turn could be surpassed next Tuesday. Primaries in New York and Washington state feature women candidates seeking Senate nominations. Of the 10 nominated so far this year, nine are Democrats--including Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer in California--and one is a Republican.
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March 29, 1992
By a vote of 354 to 57, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 3209) to make up pay that federal workers lost during active duty in the Persian Gulf War. An estimated 17,000 civil servants and postal workers lost money because of the lower military paycheck. The Office of Management and Budget estimates that the bill will cost $12 million, while the Congressional Budget Office calls it deficit-neutral. Supporter Constance A. Morella (R-Md.
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