Death of Former US Rep. Lane Evans

August 4, 1951 - November 5, 2014
East Moline, Illinois | Age 63

Former US Rep & veterans advocate dies
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JASON KEYSER, The Associated Press

CHICAGO (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 long fight with Parkinson's disease.

The Democrat died Wednesday at a nursing home in East Moline, Illinois, said his former congressional staffer, Michael Malmstrom, who also was one of Evans' legal guardians. He was 63.

"In the early days of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Lane was...

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