DemDaily: In Memoriam

January 4, 2019

Former Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) died April 6th at age 93. Akaka said he wanted to inspire others to follow in his footsteps of public service and caring for others. "I want them to know that I believe and used my life as an example of aloha"

 

 

The new Congress and the new year provides an opportunity to honor the elected lawmakers and public servants we lost in 2018.

"We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." 
-- John F. Kennedy

 

 

 

US Senators

Daniel Akaka (D-HI), 93, Served: 5/16/1990-1/3/2013
Maryon Allen (D-AL), 92, Served: 6/8/2978-11/7/78
John Culver (D-IA), 86, Served: 1/3/1975-11/13/1981
Elaine Edwards (D-LA), 89, Served: 8/1/1972-11/13/1972
Walter Huddleston (D-KY), 92, Served: 1/2/1973-1/3/1985
Paul Laxalt (R-NV), 96, Served: 12/18/1974-1/3/1987
John McCain (R-AZ), 81, Served: 1/3/1987-8/25/2018
John Melcher (D-MT), 93, Served: 1/3/1977-1/3/1989
Zell Miller (D-GA), 86, Served: 7/24/2000-1/3/2005
John Tunney (D-CA), 83, Served: 1/2/1971-1/1/1977
Joseph Tydings (D-MD), 90, Served: 1/3/1965-1/3/1971

Former Congressman Ed Pastor (D-AZ) passed November 27th at age 75. "I don't know if there's one great accomplishment. I don't know if one is greater than another. But the reputation I am leaving with, I think, is when people needed something, they called on me, and the probability was that we were able to help them"

US House of Representatives
Doug Barnard, Jr. (D-GA), 95
Leonard Boswell (D-IA), 84
John Hall Buchanan Jr (R-AL), 89
George H.W. Bush (R-TX), 94
Mac Collins (R-GA), 74
Jack Davis (R-IL), 82
Ron Dellums (D-CA), 82
Jon Fox (R-PA), 70
Richard Fulton (D-TN), 91
Bill Goodling (R-PA), 89

 

 

 

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) died March 16th at age 88. "To have met Louise Slaughter is to have known a force of nature"

 

US House of Representatives
Jim Hansen (R-UT), 86
Margaret Heckler (R-MA), 87
Bill Hendon (R-NC), 73
Marjorie Holt (R-MD), 97
Gene Johnston (R-NC), 82
Joseph Knollenberg (R-MI), 84
Marilyn Lloyd (D-TN), 89
Thomas Luken (D-OH), 92

 

 

Former Congressman Ron Dellums passed July 30th at age 82. "If being an advocate of peace, justice, and humanity toward all human beings is radical, then I'm glad to be called radical"

 

US House of Representatives

Marc Lincoln Marks (R-PA), 91
Guy Molinari (R-NY), 89
Ed Pastor (D-AZ), 75
John Schmidhouser (D-IA), 89
Louise Slaughter (D-NY), 88
Alan Swift (D-WA), 82
Pat Swindall (R-GA), 67
Charles Thone (R-NE), 94
Leo Zeferetti (D-NY), 90

 

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Sources: US Senate, US House, Wikipedia

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