Death of U.S. Rep. Joseph Early, Sr.

November 9, 2012
Worcester, Massachusetts

Former US Rep of Mass. dies
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BRIDGET MURPHY, The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts congressman Joseph Early Sr. wasn't known as the most vocal of U.S. representatives during nearly two decades in Washington.

But the late Democrat was someone who wasn't afraid to speak against even his own political party when he believed in something strongly, a friend said Friday.

"It was all about his district, all about his people, all about his strong beliefs. He would not waiver," former...

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