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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 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...
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 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...
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 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...
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 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...
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, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Vic Atiyeh, 91 (1923 - 2014)
JONATHAN J. COOPER, The Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died...
Ken Gray, 89 (1924 - 2014)
The Associated PressWEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray, who represented southern Illinois in Congress and earned the nickname the "Prince of Pork" for bringing $7 billion in...
Eduard Shevardnadze, 86 (1928 - 2014)
The Associated PressTBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Eduard Shevardnadze, a groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia, has died at the age of 86.His...
Alan Dixon (2014)
The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois has died. His son Jeffrey Dixon tells The Associated Press that the 86-year-old died Sunday at his home...
Leslie Manigat, 83 (1930 - 2014)
EVENS SANON, The Associated PressPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Leslie Manigat, a prominent figure in the Haitian political establishment whose term as president was cut short by a military coup in...
Sen. Howard Baker, Jr., 88 (1925 - 2014)
CONNIE CASS, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Howard Baker's question sliced to the core of Watergate: "What did the president know and when did he know it?" Repeated over and again in...
Ramon Jose Velasquez, 97 (1916 - 2014)
Associated Press, The Associated PressCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former Venezuelan president Ramon Jose Velasquez, known for his role in opposing dictatorship in the South American country, has died...
Fouad Ajami, 68 (1945 - 2014)
The Associated PressPALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Fouad Ajami, a Middle East scholar who rallied support for the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 and advised policy makers in the Bush administration,...
Avraham Shalom, 86 (1928 - 2014)
YOUSUR ALHLOU, The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Avraham Shalom, a former director of Israel's Shin Bet security service who led the agency through some of its greatest achievements before...
Gopinath Munde , 64 (1949 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — India's Rural Affairs Minister Gopinath Munde was killed in a car accident Tuesday in New Delhi.Munde was on the way when his car was hit by another vehicle. He...
Gen. Wojciech Jaruzlski (2014)
VANESSA GERA, The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has died at a military hospital where was being treated after a stroke, a hospital...
Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, 90 (1923 - 2014)
VANESSA GERA, The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, the survivor of a Siberian labor camp, was an unlikely servant to the Soviet Union and its communist ideology...
Jaime Lusinchi, 89 (1924 - 2014)
JORGE RUEDA, The Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former Venezuelan President Jaime Lusinchi, who struggled to tame an economic crisis sparked by plunging oil prices in the late 1980s...
Dobrica Cosic (2014)
The Associated PressBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Dobrica Cosic, a nationalist writer who served briefly as Yugoslavia's president as the country unraveled in civil war, died Sunday, his family said. He...
Viktor Sukhodrev (2014)
The Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet interpreter who for three decades brought the words of Kremlin leaders to the English-speaking world died in Moscow on Friday at the age of 81.Ekho...
Jean-Luc Dehaene, 73 (1940 - 2014)
RAF CASERT, The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — Former Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, who worked as hard to keep his linguistically divided nation together as he did to give Europe more...
Keith Crisco, 71 (1943 - 2014)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken praised the North Carolina entrepreneur who died as he trailed him in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary for a Congressional seat,...