Notable Politicians Deaths

  • Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (2014)

    Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.

    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 meant to have Washington clout, died Monday He was 73.His brother-in-law, journalist Steve Roberts, said Boggs died Monday morning at his home in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. The...

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  • Stefan Andrei, 83 (1931 - 2014)

    Stefan Andrei

    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 home, according to a foreign ministry official who declined to be named because she was not authorized to report the death.Andrei was named foreign minister in 1978 and developed ties with African and...

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  • Joseph Persico, 84 (1930 - 2014)

    Joseph Persico

    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 Persico, says he died Saturday at a hospital in Albany after a long illness.Persico published 12 books including biographies of Rockefeller, Colin Powell, Edward R. Murrow, CIA director William Casey and...

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  • Roger Clarke (2014)

    Roger Clarke

    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 Thursday in Florida. He was 74.The Jamaican prime minister's office said Clarke experienced chest pains Thursday morning while waiting for a flight at Miami International Airport. Rescuers began CPR...

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  • Edmund Szoka, 86 (1927 - 2014)

    Edmund Szoka

    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, has died at age 86. Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan, the Archdiocese of Detroit said in a statement Thursday. "We mourn the loss of a...

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