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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 independent, died Monday. He was 80. Jeffords died in Washington, said Diane Derby, a former aide to Jeffords. He had been in declining health, she said. Jeffords had announced in 2005 that he would not...
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 said Izurieta died at his home. No cause of death of announced.Izurieta led the military from 1998 to 2002 following the 25-year dictatorship of Pinochet, who led the 1973 coup that toppled the...
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 Joseph Mistick, Masloff's longtime friend and former top aide.Masloff took office in May 1988 after the death of Richard S. Caliguiri, and she served until January 1994.She good-naturedly described...
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 Germain was 86. The congressman died Saturday at his home in Newport, according to his daughter, Lisette Saint Germain. She said he suffered from kidney failure. St Germain, a Democrat, rose to...
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 83.Known for his colorful antics as well as his time in federal prison, Hansen represented Idaho's 2nd Congressional District for a total of seven terms in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s."He believed in...
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 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...
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...
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,...
Fmr. Gov. Patrick Lucey, 96 (1918 - 2014)
The Associated PressMILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Wisconsin Gov. Patrick Lucey, a hard-nosed Democratic politician who later became ambassador to Mexico, has died. He was 96.His son, Paul Lucey, says...
Thomas Lemuel Johns, 88 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated PressHOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Thomas "Lem" Johns, a Secret Service agent at the side of President Lyndon Johnson in the chaotic aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, has died...
Harlan Mathews, 87 (1927 - 2014)
ERIK SCHELZIG, The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Harlan Mathews, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Al Gore after he was elected vice president in 1992, died Friday. He...
Jim Oberstar, 79 (1934 - 2014)
The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who served northeastern Minnesota for 36 years, has died. He was 79.A statement released by his family says Oberstar died...
Basil Paterson, 87 (1926 - 2014)
ULA ILNYTZKY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was...
Gyude Bryant (2014)
The Associated PressMONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A minister says the transitional leader who led Liberia during its first presidential elections after civil war has died. He was 66.Gyude Bryant has...