Notable Politicians Deaths

  • James Jeffords, 80 (1934 - 2014)

    James Jeffords

    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...

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  • Ricardo Izurieta, 71 (1943 - 2014)

    Ricardo Izurieta

    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...

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  • Sophie Masloff (2014)

    Sophie Masloff

    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...

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  • Fernand St Germain, 86 (1928 - 2014)

    Fernand St Germain

    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...

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  • George Hansen, 83 (1930 - 2014)

    George Hansen

    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...

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