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Howard Coble, 84 (1931 - 2015)
The longest-serving Republican U.S. House member in North Carolina history has died, according to The Associated Press. For full obituary and coverage, click here.
Fred Thompson, 73 (2015)
Fred Thompson, a Republican U.S. senator from Tennessee for eight years who also acted in feature films and on television, has died, his family says in a statement. For full obituary and coverage, click here.
Ken Taylor, 81 (2015)
Ken Taylor, Canada's ambassador to Iran who sheltered Americans at his residence during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 81. Taylor's wife, Pat, said Ken died Thursday after a two-month battle with colon cancer. Taylor kept the Americans hidden at his residence and at the home of his deputy, John Sheardown, in Tehran for three months. Taylor...
Don Edwards, 100 (1915 - 2015)
By JANIE HAR, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards of California, a fierce champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, died at the age of 100.Leonard Edwards said his father died Thursday night in his sleep at his home in Carmel."It was a fully productive life," Leonard Edwards said Friday. "You really can't ask for more...
Richard Schweiker, 89 (1926 - 2015)
Former Pennsylvania Senator Richard S. Schweiker, a Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 89. Schweiker, of McLean, Virginia, died Friday at Atlantic Care Regional Medical Center in Pomona, New Jersey, son Richard Schweiker Jr. said Monday. Schweiker headed the U.S. Department of...
Mr. Mervin Field, 94 (1921 - 2015)
By JANIE HAR, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mervin Field, who founded the authoritative Field Poll, a mainstay of California and national politics for decades, died Monday of natural...
Chea Sim, 82 (1932 - 2015)
The Associated PressPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Chea Sim, a key Cambodian political figure after the fall of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime and an ally of the current leader, died Monday, an...
Sen. Manuel Camacho Solis, 69 (1946 - 2015)
The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Sen. Manuel Camacho Solis, the man who headed the Mexican government's peace negotiations with the Zapatista rebels after their 1994 uprising has died at the...
Charles Kennedy, 55 (1959 - 2015)
By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Charles Kennedy was a rare thing — a genuinely popular British politician — and brought his Liberal Democrat party record...
Jacques Parizeau, 84 (1930 - 2015)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — Jacques Parizeau, the blunt-talking former separatist Quebec premier who came close to taking the French-speaking province out of Canada, has died. He was 84...
Congressman John Murphy, 88 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He...
Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller, 88 (1926 - 2015)
By FRANK ELTMAN, The Associated Press Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller, the widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and one of the first women to speak publicly...
Kenan Evran, 96 (1918 - 2015)
The Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say Kenan Evren, the leader of Turkey's 1980 military coup and former president who died aged 97, will be given a state funeral but no...
Jim Wright, 92 (1922 - 2015)
By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL and DAVID WARREN, The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for...
Dan Walker (2015)
By JOHN O'CONNOR and SOPHIA TAREEN, The Associated PressSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Dan Walker, a combative populist who became Illinois governor after condemning Chicago's reaction to Democratic...
Pierre Claude Nolin (2015)
The Associated PressOntario (AP) — The Speaker of Canada's Senate, Pierre Claude Nolin, has died after a five-year battle with a rare form of cancer.A spokeswoman for the Senate said Friday that...
U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, 91 (1923 - 2015)
By ED WHITE, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the...
Surya Bahadur Thapa, 87 (1928 - 2015)
The Associated PressKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal's prime minister five times, has died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer, an...
Stanislav Gross, 45 (1969 - 2015)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Stanislav Gross, who became the Czech Republic's youngest prime minister but was forced to resign nine months later, has died at the age of 45.The Social...
Gerry Calabrese (2015)
The Associated PressCLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A man believed to be New Jersey's longest-serving mayor has died. Gerry Calabrese was the mayor of Cliffside Park for the past 50 years.Family...
Raul Hector Castro, 98 (1916 - 2015)
By PAUL DAVENPORT and JONATHAN J. COOPER, The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Raul Hector Castro first noticed discrimination on his way to school in a dusty Arizona border town. Why, he...
Victor Gotbaum, 93 (1921 - 2015)
By JENNIFER PELTZ, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Victor Gotbaum, an influential New York labor leader who both fought City Hall and helped it survive its 1970s fiscal crisis, has died, his...
John Paul Hammerschmidt, 92 (1922 - 2015)
By CLAUDIA LAUER, The Associated PressLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — John Paul Hammerschmidt, the longtime Arkansas congressman who defeated Bill Clinton in the former president's first race for...
Carlos Gaviria, 77 (1937 - 2015)
By JOSHUA GOODMAN, The Associated PressBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carlos Gaviria, a former Colombian presidential candidate who became an icon of the country's democratic left while presiding over its...
Yehuda Avner, 56 (1958 - 2015)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Yehuda Avner, a former Israeli diplomat and aide to a string of prime ministers who turned his insider stories about the country's leaders into a best-selling...
Lee Kuan Yew , 91 (1923 - 2015)
By JEANETTE TAN, The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans stood in silence Wednesday as Lee Kuan Yew's coffin traveled on a ceremonial gun carriage a short distance from the...
Malcolm Fraser, 84 (1930 - 2015)
By ROD McGUIRK, The Associated PressCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Malcolm Fraser, the former Australian prime minister who was notoriously catapulted to power by a constitutional crisis that left the...
Bob Kastenmeier, 91 (1924 - 2015)
The Associated PressMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Bob Kastenmeier, an early and staunch opponent of the Vietnam War who served 32 years in Congress, has died. The Wisconsin Democrat was 91...
Jerry Warren (2015)
The Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — Jerry Warren, the editor of San Diego's largest newspaper for 20 years and a White House press secretary during the Nixon and Ford administrations, has died. He...
Providencia Paredes (2015)
JULIET LINDERMAN, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The special assistant to former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, believed to be one of the first persons of Latino descent to work in...