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Marion Barry, 78 (1936 - 2014)
BEN NUCKOLS, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.Barry D.C. council spokeswoman LaToya Foster says he died shortly after midnight Sunday at a hospital in Washington.Despite his problems, Barry maintained a...
William Frenzel, 86 (1928 - 2014)
JEFF BAENEN, The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Rep. William "Bill" Frenzel, a deficit hawk who spent 20 years in the U.S. House and later successfully helped lobby for the North American Free Trade Agreement, has died after a fight with cancer. He was 86. Frenzel, a moderate Republican who advised both Republican and Democratic presidents on economic matters, died...
Jane Byrne, 80 (1934 - 2014)
By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Jane Byrne, who capitalized on Chicago's slow reaction to a snowstorm to score one of the biggest election upsets in the city's history and become its first female mayor, died Friday. She was 80. Byrne, whose four-year term brought festivals and filmmakers to Chicago but was also filled with upheaval at City Hall, died at a hospice in...
Kakha Bendukidze (2014)
The Associated PressTBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Kakha Bendukidze, the author of liberal reforms that overhauled Georgia's post-Soviet economy, has died in London where he was recovering from heart surgery, the parliament speaker announced Friday. He was 58.Lawmakers observed a minute of silence in honor of Bendukidze, who died late Thursday.In May, he was appointed adviser to Ukrainian President...
Marge Roukema, 85 (1929 - 2014)
BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, The Associated PressTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Marge Roukema, a New Jersey Republican who spent more than two decades in Congress sparring regularly with ideologues within her party, has died. She was 85.A spokeswoman at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff said Roukema died at the nursing home early Wednesday. The cause was not disclosed.Roukema represented northern New Jersey's...
Phil Crane (2014)
MICHAEL TARM, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime Illinois U.S. Rep. Phil Crane — an anti-tax crusader and ardent advocate of limited government even before those views became a...
Former US Rep. Lane Evans, 63 (1951 - 2014)
JASON KEYSER, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Rep. Lane Evans, a Vietnam War-era Marine who fought for veterans' rights during his 24 years in the U.S. House, has died after a...
Thomas M. Menino, 71 (1942 - 2014)
PHILIP MARCELO, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of the most beloved, was remembered at his funeral Monday as "the doer of small things,"...
President Michael Sata, 77 (1937 - 2014)
NOEL SICHALWE, The Associated Press LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, dubbed "King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness....
Frank Mankiewicz, 90 (1924 - 2014)
JENNIFER C. KERR, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as...
Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, 83 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated PressTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A leading Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing...
Gough Whitlam, 98 (1916 - 2014)
ROD McGUIRK, The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, whose government was credited with instituting lasting social reforms during a short...
Tom Slade (1936 - 2014)
The Associated PressJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Slade, who led the Republican Party of Florida as Jeb Bush and the GOP rose to power, died Monday after being hospitalized last week for heart...
Jean-Claude Duvalier (2014)
EVANS SANON, The Associated PressPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that...
Shlomo Lahat, 56 (1957 - 2014)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, died Wednesday at the age of 87.Lahat's...
James Traficant (2014)
MARK GILLISPIE, The Associated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — James Traficant, the colorful politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from...
Mike Harari, 87 (1927 - 2014)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972...
Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (2014)
ALAN FRAM, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it...
Stefan Andrei, 83 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Stefan Andrei, a foreign minister under communism who decreased Romania's dependency on the Soviet Union, has died. He was 83.Andrei died Sunday at...
Joseph Persico, 84 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressGUILDERLAND, New York (AP) — A best-selling author, historian and speechwriter for then-New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller has died. Joseph Persico was 84.His wife, Sylvia...
Roger Clarke (2014)
DAVID McFADDEN, The Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Roger Clarke, a Jamaican government minister whose affable personality often bridged the Caribbean island's deep political divide, died...
Albert Reynolds, 81 (1932 - 2014)
SHAWN POGATCHNIK, The Associated Press DUBLIN (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his...
Edmund Szoka, 86 (1927 - 2014)
MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II...
James Jeffords, 80 (1934 - 2014)
DAVE GRAM, The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an...
Sophie Masloff (2014)
KEVIN BEGOS, The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Sophie Masloff, who rose from a tax clerk to become Pittsburgh's first female mayor, died Sunday. She was 96.She died at an area hospice, said...
Ricardo Izurieta, 71 (1943 - 2014)
The Associated PressSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Ricardo Izurieta, the general who succeeded dictator Augusto Pinochet as head of Chile's military, died Sunday at age 71.A statement from the Chilean army...
Fernand St Germain, 86 (1928 - 2014)
The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man who represented Rhode Island in Congress for 28 years and co-sponsored a 1982 bill that deregulated savings and loans has died. Fernand St...
George Hansen, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressBOISE, Idaho (AP) — George Hansen, a former Idaho Republican congressman, died Thursday of natural causes at a medical center in Pocatello, Cornelison Funeral Home said. He was...
James Brady, 73 (1940 - 2014)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family...
Paul Schell, 76 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, has died. He was 76.Schell died Sunday morning at a...