List of United States Congress members who died in office (1950–1999)

The following is a list of U.S. Senators and Representatives who died of natural or accidental causes, or who took their own lives, while serving their terms between 1950 and 1999. For a list of members of Congress who were killed while in office, see List of United States Congress members killed or wounded in office.

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1950sEdit

Member Party
State
(district)
Date of death Age at death (years) Cause Place of death Place of burial Successor Serving since (in the House/Senate) Date of birth Place of birth U.S. Congress
S. Otis Bland   Democratic Virginia
(1st district)
February 16, 1950 77 Cerebral hemorrhage[1] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Edward J. Robeson Jr. July 2, 1918 May 4, 1872 Gloucester, Virginia 81st
(1949–1951)
Ralph E. Church   Republican Illinois
(13th district)
March 21, 1950 66 Heart attack[2] Washington, D.C. U.S. Marguerite S. Church January 3, 1943 (previously served January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1941) May 5, 1883 Vermilion County, Illinois 81st
(1949–1951)
John Lesinski Sr.   Democratic Michigan
(16th district)
May 27, 1950 65 Heart attack[3] Dearborn, Michigan U.S. John Lesinski Jr. March 4, 1933 January 3, 1885 Erie, Pennsylvania 81st
(1949–1951)
William Lemke   Republican North Dakota
(at-large district)
May 30, 1950 71 Heart attack[4] Fargo, North Dakota U.S. Fred G. Aandahl January 3, 1943 (previously served March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1941) August 13, 1878 Albany, Minnesota 81st
(1949–1951)
Alfred L. Bulwinkle   Democratic North Carolina
(11th district)
August 31, 1950 67 Multiple myeloma[5] Gastonia, North Carolina U.S. Woodrow W. Jones March 4, 1931 (previously served March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1929) April 21, 1883 Charleston, South Carolina 81st
(1949–1951)
Herbert A. Meyer   Republican Kansas
(3rd district)
October 2, 1950 64 Heart attack[6] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Myron V. George January 3, 1947 August 30, 1886 Chillicothe, Ohio 81st
(1949–1951)
John B. Sullivan   Democratic Missouri
(11th district)
January 29, 1951 53 Cerebral hemorrhage[7] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Claude I. Bakewell January 3, 1949 (previously served January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943 and January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947) October 10, 1897 Sedalia, Missouri 82nd
(1951–1953)
Virgil Chapman   Democratic Kentucky
(Senator)
March 8, 1951 55 Traffic collision Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Thomas R. Underwood January 3, 1949 (U.S. House tenure March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1929 and March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1949) March 15, 1895 Middleton, Kentucky 82nd
(1951–1953)
Arthur H. Vandenberg   Republican Michigan
(Senator)
April 18, 1951 67 Lung cancer Grand Rapids, Michigan U.S. Blair Moody March 31, 1928 March 22, 1884 Grand Rapids, Michigan 82nd
(1951–1953)
Frank Buchanan   Democratic Pennsylvania
(33rd district)
April 27, 1951 48 Internal hemorrhages[8] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Vera Buchanan May 21, 1946 December 1, 1902 McKeesport, Pennsylvania 82nd
(1951–1953)
John Kee   Democratic West Virginia
(5th district)
May 8, 1951 76 Heart attack[9] Washington, D.C. U.S. Elizabeth Kee March 4, 1933 August 22, 1874 Glenville, West Virginia 82nd
(1951–1953)
Wilson D. Gillette   Republican Pennsylvania
(14th district)
August 7, 1951 71 Bronchial pneumonia[10] Towanda, Pennsylvania U.S. Joseph L. Carrigg November 4, 1941 July 1, 1880 Sheshequin Township, Pennsylvania 82nd
(1951–1953)
Frank Fellows   Republican Maine
(3rd district)
August 27, 1951 61 Circulatory and abdominal illness[11] Bangor, Maine U.S. Clifford McIntire January 3, 1941 November 7, 1889 Bucksport, Maine 82nd
(1951–1953)
Albert C. Vaughn   Republican Pennsylvania
(8th district)
September 1, 1951 56 Coronary thrombosis[12] Fullerton, Pennsylvania U.S. Karl C. King January 3, 1951 October 9, 1894 West Catasauqua, Pennsylvania 82nd
(1951–1953)
Karl Stefan   Republican Nebraska
(3rd district)
October 2, 1951 67 Acute cardiovascular collapse[13] Washington, D.C. U.S. Robert Dinsmore Harrison January 3, 1935 March 1, 1884 Zebrakov, Bohemia 82nd
(1951–1953)
Kenneth S. Wherry   Republican Nebraska
(Senator)
November 29, 1951 59 Pneumonia[14] Washington, D.C. U.S. Fred A. Seaton January 3, 1943 February 28, 1892 Liberty, Nebraska 82nd
(1951–1953)
John A. Whitaker   Democratic Kentucky
(2nd district)
December 15, 1951 50 Heart attack[15] Russellville, Kentucky U.S. Garrett L. Withers April 17, 1948 October 31, 1901 Liberty, Nebraska 82nd
(1951–1953)
William T. Byrne   Democratic New York
(32nd district)
January 27, 1952 75 Cerebral hemorrhage[16] Troy, New York U.S. Leo W. O'Brien January 3, 1937 March 6, 1876 Florida, New York 82nd
(1951–1953)
George B. Schwabe   Republican Oklahoma
(1st district)
April 2, 1952 65 Heart attack[17] Alexandria, Virginia U.S. Page Belcher January 3, 1951 (previously served January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1949) July 26, 1886 Arthur, Missouri 82nd
(1951–1953)
Reid F. Murray   Republican Wisconsin
(7th district)
April 29, 1952 64 Nephritis[18] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Melvin Laird January 3, 1939 October 16, 1887 Ogdensburg, Wisconsin 82nd
(1951–1953)
Brien McMahon   Democratic Connecticut
(Senator)
July 28, 1952 48 Cancer[19] Washington, D.C. U.S. William A. Purtell January 3, 1945 October 6, 1903 Norwalk, Connecticut 82nd
(1951–1953)
William G. Stigler   Democratic Oklahoma
(2nd district)
August 21, 1952 61 no cause of death Stigler, Oklahoma U.S. Ed Edmondson March 28, 1944 July 7, 1891 Stigler, Oklahoma 82nd
(1951–1953)
Adolph J. Sabath   Democratic Illinois
(7th district)
November 6, 1952 86 Liver disease[20] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. James B. Bowler March 4, 1907 April 4, 1866 Zabori, Czechoslovakia 82nd
(1951–1953)
E. Eugene Cox   Democratic Georgia
(2nd district)
December 24, 1952 72 Heart disease[21] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. J. L. Pilcher March 4, 1925 April 3, 1880 Camilla, Georgia 82nd
(1951–1953)
Joseph R. Bryson   Democratic South Carolina
(4th district)
March 10, 1953 60 Cerebral Hemorrhage[22] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Robert T. Ashmore January 3, 1939 January 18, 1893 Brevard, North Carolina 83rd
(1953–1955)
Garrett L. Withers   Democratic Kentucky
(2nd district)
April 30, 1953 68 Cerebral hemorrhage[23] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. William H. Natcher August 2, 1952 (U.S. Senate tenure January 20, 1949 – November 26, 1950) June 21, 1884 Clay, Kentucky 83rd
(1953–1955)
Merlin Hull   Republican Wisconsin
(9th district)
May 17, 1953 82 Pulmonary complications following surgery[24] La Crosse, Wisconsin U.S. William H. Natcher January 3, 1935 (previously served March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931) December 18, 1870 Farina, Illinois 83rd
(1953–1955)
Willis Smith   Democratic North Carolina
(Senator)
June 26, 1953 65 Coronary thrombosis[25] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Alton Lennon November 27, 1950 December 19, 1887 Norfolk, Virginia 83rd
(1953–1955)
Charles W. Tobey   Republican New Hampshire
(Senator)
July 24, 1953 73 Coronary thrombosis[26] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Robert W. Upton January 3, 1939 (U.S. House tenure March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939) July 22, 1880 Roxbury, Massachusetts 83rd
(1953–1955)
Robert A. Taft   Republican Ohio
(Senator)
July 31, 1953 63 Cerebral hemorrhage New York City, New York U.S. Thomas A. Burke January 3, 1939 September 8, 1889 Cincinnati, Ohio 83rd
(1953–1955)
Dwight Griswold   Republican Nebraska
(Senator)
April 12, 1954 60 Heart attack[27] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Eva Bowring November 5, 1952 November 27, 1893 Harrison, Nebraska 83rd
(1953–1955)
Clyde R. Hoey   Democratic North Carolina
(Senator)
May 12, 1954 76 Stroke[28] Washington, D.C. U.S. Sam Ervin January 3, 1945 (U.S. House tenure December 16, 1919 – March 3, 1921) December 11, 1877 Shelby, North Carolina 83rd
(1953–1955)
Lester C. Hunt   Democratic Wyoming
(Senator)
June 19, 1954 61 Suicide by firearm Washington, D.C. U.S. Edward D. Crippa January 3, 1949 July 8, 1892 Isabel, Illinois 83rd
(1953–1955)
Joseph Rider Farrington   Republican Hawaii
(Delegate)
June 19, 1954 56 Heart attack Washington, D.C. U.S. Elizabeth P. Farrington January 3, 1943 October 15, 1897 Washington, D.C., U.S. 83rd
(1953–1955)
Hugh A. Butler   Republican Nebraska
(Senator)
July 1, 1954 76 Stroke[29] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Samuel W. Reynolds January 3, 1941 February 28, 1878 Missouri Valley, Iowa 83rd
(1953–1955)
A. Sidney Camp   Democratic Georgia
(4th district)
July 24, 1954 61 Liver ailment[30] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. John James Flynt Jr. August 1, 1939 July 26, 1892 Moreland, Georgia 83rd
(1953–1955)
Paul W. Shafer   Republican Michigan
(3rd district)
August 17, 1954 61 Liver disease[31] Washington, D.C. U.S. August E. Johansen January 3, 1937 April 27, 1893 Elkhart, Indiana 83rd
(1953–1955)
Burnet R. Maybank   Democratic South Carolina
(Senator)
September 1, 1954 55 Heart attack[32] Flat Rock, North Carolina U.S. Charles E. Daniel November 5, 1941 March 7, 1899 Charleston, South Carolina 83rd
(1953–1955)
Pat McCarran   Democratic Nevada
(Senator)
September 28, 1954 78 Heart attack[33] Hawthorne, Nevada U.S. Ernest S. Brown March 4, 1933 August 8, 1876 Reno, Nevada 83rd
(1953–1955)
Dwight L. Rogers   Democratic Florida
(6th district)
December 1, 1954 68 Heart attack[34] Fort Lauderdale, Florida U.S. Paul Rogers January 3, 1945 August 17, 1886 Reidsville, Georgia 83rd
(1953–1955)
John Dingell Sr.   Democratic Michigan
(15th district)
September 19, 1955 61 Heart attack[35] Washington, D.C. U.S. John D. Dingell Jr. March 4, 1933 February 2, 1894 Detroit, Michigan 84th
(1955–1957)
Vera Buchanan   Democratic Pennsylvania
(30th district)
November 26, 1955 53 Cancer[36] McKeesport, Pennsylvania U.S. Elmer J. Holland July 24, 1951 July 20, 1902 Wilson, Pennsylvania 84th
(1955–1957)
Chauncey W. Reed   Democratic Illinois
(14th district)
February 9, 1956 65 Gastro-intestinal related chronic illness[37] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Russell W. Keeney January 3, 1935 June 2, 1890 West Chicago, Illinois 84th
(1955–1957)
Harley M. Kilgore   Democratic West Virginia
(Senator)
February 28, 1956 63 Cerebral hemorrhage[38] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. William R. Laird, III January 3, 1941 January 11, 1893 Brown, West Virginia 84th
(1955–1957)
Alben W. Barkley   Democratic Kentucky
(Senator)
April 30, 1956 78 Heart attack Lexington, Virginia U.S. Robert Humphreys January 3, 1955 (previously served March 4, 1927 – January 19, 1949; U.S. House tenure March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1927) November 24, 1877 Lowes, Kentucky 84th
(1955–1957)
William T. Granahan   Democratic Pennsylvania
(2nd district)
May 25, 1956 61 Heart seizure following a minor abdominal surgery[39] Darby, Pennsylvania U.S. Kathryn E. Granahan January 3, 1949 (previously served January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947) July 26, 1895 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 84th
(1955–1957)
John Carl Hinshaw   Republican California
(20th district)
August 5, 1956 62 Pneumonia complicated by congestive heart failure[40] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. H. Allen Smith January 3, 1939 July 28, 1894 Chicago, Illinois 84th
(1955–1957)
Percy Priest   Democratic Tennessee
(5th district)
October 12, 1956 56 Complications following surgery for ulcer[41] Nashville, Tennessee U.S. J. Carlton Loser January 3, 1941 April 1, 1900 Maury County, Tennessee 84th
(1955–1957)
Antonio M. Fernández   Democratic New Mexico
(At-large)
November 7, 1956 54 Complications following stroke[42] Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S. Joseph Montoya January 3, 1943 January 17, 1902 Springer, New Mexico 84th
(1955–1957)
T. Millet Hand   Republican New Jersey
(2nd district)
December 26, 1956 54 Heart attack[43] Cold Spring, New Jersey U.S. Milton W. Glenn January 3, 1945 July 7, 1902 Cape May, New Jersey 84th
(1955–1957)
Joe McCarthy   Republican Wisconsin
(Senator)
May 2, 1957 48 Acute hepatitis Bethesda, Maryland U.S. William Proxmire January 3, 1947 November 14, 1908 Grand Chute, Wisconsin 85th
(1957–1959)
James Bowler   Democratic Illinois
(7th district)
July 18, 1957 82 Complications from arthritis[44] Des Plaines, Illinois U.S. Roland V. Libonati July 7, 1953 February 5, 1875 Chicago, Illinois 85th
(1957–1959)
Henderson Lovelace Lanham   Democratic Georgia
(7th district)
November 10, 1957 69 Traffic collision with train[45] Rome, Georgia U.S. Harlan Erwin Mitchell January 3, 1947 September 14, 1888 Rome, Georgia 85th
(1957–1959)
Augustine B. Kelley   Democratic Pennsylvania
(21st district)
November 20, 1957 74 Cancer[46] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. John Herman Dent January 3, 1941 July 9, 1883 New Baltimore, Pennsylvania 85th
(1957–1959)
Jere Cooper   Democratic Tennessee
(8th district)
December 18, 1957 64 Heart attack[47] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Fats Everett March 4, 1929 July 20, 1893 Dyer County, Tennessee 85th
(1957–1959)
Russell W. Keeney   Republican Illinois
(14th district)
January 11, 1958 60 Chronic bladder ailment[48] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Elmer J. Hoffman January 3, 1957 December 29, 1897 Pittsfield, Illinois 85th
(1957–1959)
August H. Andresen   Republican Minnesota
(1st district)
January 14, 1958 67 Heart attack[49] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Al Quie January 3, 1935 (previously served March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933) October 11, 1890 Newark, Illinois 85th
(1957–1959)
Matthew M. Neely   Democratic West Virginia
(Senator)
January 18, 1958 83 Cancer[50] Washington, D.C. U.S. John D. Hoblitzell Jr. January 3, 1949 (U.S. House tenure October 14, 1913 – March 3, 1921 and January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947; previously served March 4, 1923 – March 4, 1929 and March 4, 1931 – January 12, 1941) November 9, 1874 Grove, West Virginia 85th
(1957–1959)
Lawrence H. Smith   Republican Wisconsin
(1st district)
January 22, 1958 65 Heart attack[51] Washington, D.C. U.S. Gerald T. Flynn August 29, 1941 September 15, 1892 Racine, Wisconsin 85th
(1957–1959)
John J. Dempsey   Democratic New Mexico
(At-large)
March 11, 1958 78 Viral infection[52] Washington, D.C. U.S. Thomas G. Morris January 3, 1951 (previously served January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1941) June 22, 1879 White Haven, Pennsylvania 85th
(1957–1959)
George S. Long   Democratic Louisiana
(8th district)
March 22, 1958 74 Complications following heart attack[53] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Harold McSween January 3, 1953 September 11, 1883 West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana 85th
(1957–1959)
W. Kerr Scott   Democratic North Carolina
(Senator)
April 16, 1958 61 Heart attack[54] Burlington, North Carolina U.S. B. Everett Jordan November 29, 1954 April 17, 1896 Haw River, North Carolina 85th
(1957–1959)
William E. McVey   Republican Illinois
(4th district)
August 10, 1958 72 Heart attack[55] Washington, D.C. U.S. Ed Derwinski January 3, 1951 December 13, 1885 Clinton County, Ohio 85th
(1957–1959)
Herman P. Eberharter   Democratic Pennsylvania
(28th district)
September 9, 1958 66 Stroke[56] Arlington, Virginia U.S. William S. Moorhead January 3, 1937 April 29, 1892 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 85th
(1957–1959)
J. Harry McGregor   Republican Ohio
(17th district)
October 7, 1958 62 Heart attack[57] Coshocton, Ohio U.S. Robert W. Levering February 27, 1940 September 30, 1896 Unionport, Ohio 85th
(1957–1959)
Sid Simpson   Republican Illinois
(20th district)
October 26, 1958 64 Heart attack[58] Pittsfield, Illinois U.S. Edna O. Simpson January 3, 1943 September 20, 1894 Carrollton, Illinois 85th
(1957–1959)
George H. Christopher   Democratic Missouri
(4th district)
January 23, 1959 70 Heart attack[59] Washington, D.C. U.S. William J. Randall January 3, 1955 (previously served January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951) December 9, 1888 Butler, Missouri 86th
(1959–1961)
Daniel A. Reed   Republican New York
(43rd district)
February 19, 1959 83 Heart attack[60] Washington, D.C. U.S. Charles E. Goodell March 4, 1919 September 17, 1875 Sheridan, New York 86th
(1959–1961)
James G. Polk   Democratic Ohio
(6th district)
April 28, 1959 62 Cancer[61] Washington, D.C. U.S. Ward Miller January 3, 1949 (previously served March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1941) October 6, 1896 Highland County, Ohio 86th
(1959–1961)
Charles A. Boyle   Democratic Illinois
(12th district)
November 4, 1959 52 Traffic collision[62] Chicago, Illinois U.S. Edward R. Finnegan January 3, 1955 August 13, 1907 Spring Lake, Michigan 86th
(1959–1961)
Steven V. Carter   Democratic Iowa
(4th district)
November 4, 1959 44 Cancer[63] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. John Henry Kyl January 3, 1959 October 8, 1915 Carterville, Utah 86th
(1959–1961)
Alvin Bush   Republican Pennsylvania
(17th district)
November 5, 1959 66 Heart attack[64] Williamsport, Pennsylvania U.S. Herman T. Schneebeli January 3, 1951 June 4, 1893 Boggs Township, Pennsylvania 86th
(1959–1961)
William Langer   Republican North Dakota
(Senator)
November 8, 1959 73 Heart failure[65] Washington, D.C. U.S. Clarence Norman Brunsdale January 3, 1941 September 30, 1886 Casselton, North Dakota 86th
(1959–1961)

1960sEdit

Member Party
State
(district)
Date of death Age at death (years) Cause Place of death Place of burial Successor Serving since (in the House/Senate) Date of birth Place of birth U.S. Congress
Richard M. Simpson   Republican Pennsylvania
(18th district)
January 7, 1960 59 Complications following surgery to remove brain tumor[66] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Douglas H. Elliott May 12, 1937 August 30, 1900 Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 86th
(1959–1961)
David M. Hall   Democratic North Carolina
(12th district)
January 29, 1960 41 Bladder cancer[67] Sylva, North Carolina U.S. Roy A. Taylor January 3, 1959 May 16, 1918 Sylva, North Carolina 86th
(1959–1961)
Richard L. Neuberger   Democratic Oregon
(Senator)
March 9, 1960 47 Cerebral hemorrhage[68] Portland, Oregon U.S. Hall S. Lusk January 3, 1955 December 26, 1912 Multnomah County, Oregon 86th
(1959–1961)
Russell V. Mack   Republican Washington
(3rd district)
March 28, 1960 68 Heart attack[69] Washington, D.C. U.S. Julia Butler Hansen July 7, 1947 June 13, 1891 Hillman, Michigan 86th
(1959–1961)
Douglas H. Elliott   Republican Pennsylvania
(18th district)
June 19, 1960 39 Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning[70] Horse Valley, Pennsylvania U.S. Irving Whalley April 26, 1960 June 3, 1921 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 86th
(1959–1961)
Edith Nourse Rogers   Republican Massachusetts
(5th district)
September 10, 1960 79 Heart attack[71] Boston, Massachusetts U.S. F. Bradford Morse June 30, 1925 March 19, 1881 Saco, Maine 86th
(1959–1961)
Thomas C. Hennings Jr.   Democratic Missouri
(Senator)
September 13, 1960 57 Stomach cancer[72] Washington, D.C. U.S. Edward V. Long January 3, 1951 (U.S. House tenure January 3, 1935 – December 31, 1940) June 25, 1903 St. Louis, Missouri 86th
(1959–1961)
Edwin K. Thomson   Republican Wyoming
(At-large district)
December 9, 1960 41 Heart attack[73] Cody, Wyoming U.S. William H. Harrison January 3, 1955 February 8, 1919 Newcastle, Wyoming 86th
(1959–1961)
William F. Norrell   Democratic Arkansas
(6th district)
February 15, 1961 64 Stroke[74] Washington, D.C. U.S. Catherine Dorris Norrell January 3, 1939 August 29, 1896 Milo, Arkansas 87th
(1961–1963)
Walter M. Mumma   Republican Pennsylvania
(16th district)
February 25, 1961 70 Stroke[75] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. John C. Kunkel January 3, 1951 November 20, 1890 Steelton, Pennsylvania 87th
(1961–1963)
B. Carroll Reece   Republican Tennessee
(1st district)
March 19, 1961 71 Lung cancer[76] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Louise Reece January 3, 1951 (previously served March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931 and March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1947) December 22, 1889 Butler, Tennessee 87th
(1961–1963)
Overton Brooks   Democratic Louisiana
(4th district)
September 16, 1961 63 Heart attack[77] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Joe Waggonner January 3, 1937 December 21, 1897 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 87th
(1961–1963)
Louis C. Rabaut   Democratic Michigan
(14th district)
November 12, 1961 74 Heart attack[78] Hamtramck, Michigan U.S. Harold M. Ryan January 3, 1949 (previously served January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1947) December 5, 1886 Detroit, Michigan 87th
(1961–1963)
Sam Rayburn   Democratic Texas
(4th district)
November 16, 1961 79 Cancer[79] Bonham, Texas U.S. Ray Roberts March 4, 1913 January 6, 1882 Kingston, Tennessee 87th
(1961–1963)
Styles Bridges   Republican New Hampshire
(Senator)
November 26, 1961 63 Complications following heart attack[80] Concord, New Hampshire U.S. Maurice J. Murphy Jr. January 3, 1937 September 9, 1898 Pembroke, Maine 87th
(1961–1963)
John J. Riley   Democratic South Carolina
(2nd district)
January 1, 1962 66 Coronary thrombosis[81] Myrtle Beach, South Carolina U.S. Corinne Boyd Riley January 3, 1951 (previously served January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947) February 1, 1895 Orangeburg, South Carolina 87th
(1961–1963)
Andrew F. Schoeppel   Republican Kansas
(Senator)
January 21, 1962 67 Stomach Cancer[82] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. James B. Pearson January 3, 1949 November 23, 1894 Barton County, Kansas 87th
(1961–1963)
Francis H. Case   Republican South Dakota
(Senator)
June 22, 1962 65 Heart attack[83] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Joseph H. Bottum January 3, 1951 (U.S. House tenure January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1951) December 9, 1896 Everly, Iowa 87th
(1961–1963)
Henry Dworshak   Republican Idaho
(Senator)
July 23, 1962 67 Heart attack[84] Washington, D.C. U.S. Len Jordan October 14, 1949 (previously served November 7, 1946 – January 3, 1949; U.S House tenure January 3, 1939 – November 7, 1946) August 29, 1894 Duluth, Minnesota 87th
(1961–1963)
Clement W. Miller   Democratic California
(1st district)
October 7, 1962 45 Plane crash[85] Eureka, California U.S. Don H. Clausen January 3, 1949 October 28, 1916 Wilmington, Delaware 87th
(1961–1963)
Dennis Chávez   Democratic New Mexico
(Senator)
November 18, 1962 74 Heart attack[86] Los Chaves, New Mexico U.S. Edwin L. Mechem May 11, 1935 (U.S. House tenure March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1935) April 8, 1888 Los Chaves, New Mexico Territory 87th
(1961–1963)
Robert S. Kerr   Democratic Oklahoma
(Senator)
January 1, 1963 66 Coronary thrombosis[87] Washington, D.C. U.S. J. Howard Edmondson January 3, 1949 September 11, 1896 Ada, Oklahoma 87th
(1961–1963)
Clyde Doyle   Democratic California
(23rd district)
March 14, 1963 75 Natural causes[88] Arlington, Virginia U.S. Del M. Clawson January 3, 1949 (previously served January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947) July 11, 1887 Oakland, California 88th
(1963–1965)
Francis E. Walter   Democratic Pennsylvania
(15th district)
May 31, 1963 69 Leukemia[89] Washington, D.C. U.S. Fred B. Rooney March 4, 1933 May 26, 1894 Easton, Pennsylvania 88th
(1963–1965)
Hjalmar C. Nygaard   Republican North Dakota
(1st district)
July 18, 1963 57 Heart attack[90] Washington, D.C. U.S. Mark Andrews January 3, 1961 March 24, 1906 Sharon, North Dakota 88th
(1963–1965)
Estes Kefauver   Democratic Tennessee
(Senator)
August 10, 1963 60 Heart attack[91] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Herbert S. Walters January 3, 1949 (U.S. House tenure September 13, 1939 – January 3, 1949) July 26, 1903 Madisonville, Tennessee 88th
(1963–1965)
Leon H. Gavin   Republican Pennsylvania
(23rd district)
September 15, 1963 70 Cerebral hemorrhage[92] Washington, D.C. U.S. Albert W. Johnson January 3, 1943 February 25, 1893 Buffalo, New York 88th
(1963–1965)
Bill Green Jr.   Democratic Pennsylvania
(5th district)
December 21, 1963 53 Peritonitis and gall bladder complications[93] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S. Bill Green, III January 3, 1949 (previously served January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947) March 5, 1910 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 88th
(1963–1965)
Howard Baker   Republican Tennessee
(2nd district)
January 7, 1964 61 Heart attack[94] Knoxville, Tennessee U.S. Irene Bailey Baker January 3, 1951 January 12, 1902 Somerset, Kentucky 88th
(1963–1965)
Thomas J. O'Brien   Democratic Illinois
(6th district)
April 14, 1964 85 Stroke[95] Chicago, Illinois U.S. Daniel J. Ronan January 3, 1943 (previously served March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939) April 30, 1878 Bethesda, Maryland 88th
(1963–1965)
Clarence Cannon   Democratic Missouri
(9th district)
May 12, 1964 85 Heart failure[96] Washington, D.C. U.S. William L. Hungate March 4, 1923 April 11, 1879 Elsberry, Missouri 88th
(1963–1965)
Clair Engle   Democratic California
(Senator)
July 30, 1964 52 Complications following surgery to remove brain tumor[97] Washington, D.C. U.S. Pierre Salinger January 3, 1959 (U.S. House tenure August 31, 1943 – January 3, 1959) September 21, 1911 Bakersfield, California 88th
(1963–1965)
John B. Bennett   Republican Michigan
(12th district)
August 9, 1964 60 Cancer[98] Chevy Chase, Maryland U.S. James G. O'Hara January 3, 1947 (previously served January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945) January 10, 1904 Garden, Michigan 88th
(1963–1965)
A. Walter Norblad   Republican Oregon
(1st district)
September 20, 1964 56 Heart attack[99] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Wendell Wyatt January 18, 1946 September 12, 1908 Escanaba, Michigan 88th
(1963–1965)
Olin D. Johnston   Democratic South Carolina
(Senator)
April 18, 1965 68 Pneumonia[100] Columbia, South Carolina U.S. Donald S. Russell January 3, 1945 November 18, 1896 Honea Path, South Carolina 89th
(1965–1967)
T. Ashton Thompson   Democratic Louisiana
(7th district)
July 1, 1965 49 Traffic collision[101] Gastonia, North Carolina U.S. Edwin Washington Edwards January 3, 1953 March 31, 1916 Ville Platte, Louisiana 89th
(1965–1967)
Clarence J. Brown   Republican Ohio
(7th district)
August 23, 1965 72 Uremic poisoning due to kidney failure[102] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Bud Brown January 3, 1939 July 14, 1893 Blanchester, Ohio 89th
(1965–1967)
Herbert C. Bonner   Democratic North Carolina
(1st district)
November 7, 1965 74 Cancer[103] Washington, D.C. U.S. Walter B. Jones Sr. November 5, 1940 May 16, 1891 Washington, North Carolina 89th
(1965–1967)
Albert R. Thomas   Democratic Texas
(8th district)
February 15, 1966 67 Cancer[104] Washington, D.C. U.S. Lera Millard Thomas January 3, 1937 April 12, 1898 Nacogdoches, Texas 89th
(1965–1967)
John F. Baldwin Jr.   Republican California
(14th district)
March 9, 1966 50 Cancer[105] Washington, D.C. U.S. Jerome R. Waldie January 3, 1955 June 28, 1915 Oakland, California 89th
(1965–1967)
Patrick V. McNamara   Democratic Michigan
(Senator)
April 30, 1966 71 Stroke[106] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Robert P. Griffin January 3, 1955 October 4, 1894 North Weymouth, Massachusetts 89th
(1965–1967)
John E. Fogarty   Democratic Rhode Island
(2nd district)
January 10, 1967 53 Heart attack[107] Washington, D.C. U.S. Robert Tiernan January 3, 1941 March 23, 1913 Providence, Rhode Island 90th
(1967–1969)
J. Arthur Younger   Republican California
(11th district)
June 20, 1967 74 Leukemia[108] Washington, D.C. U.S. Pete McCloskey January 3, 1953 April 11, 1893 Albany, Oregon 90th
(1967–1969)
Robert F. Kennedy   Democratic New York
(Senator)
June 6, 1968 42 Assassination Los Angeles, California U.S. Charles Goodell January 3, 1965 November 20, 1925 Brookline, Massachusetts 90th
(1967–1969)
Joe R. Pool   Democratic Texas
(3rd district)
July 14, 1968 57 Heart attack[109] Houston, Texas U.S. James M. Collins January 3, 1963 February 18, 1911 Fort Worth, Texas 90th
(1967–1969)
Elmer J. Holland   Democratic Pennsylvania
(20th district)
August 9, 1968 74 Heart attack[110] Annapolis, Maryland U.S. Joseph M. Gaydos January 24, 1956 (previously served May 19, 1942 – January 3, 1943) January 8, 1894 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 90th
(1967–1969)
Bob Bartlett   Democratic Alaska
(Senator)
December 11, 1968 64 Internal hemorrhage following heart surgery[111] Cleveland, Ohio U.S. Ted Stevens January 3, 1959 (U.S. House tenure as a delegate January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1959) April 20, 1904 Seattle, Washington 90th
(1967–1969)
Fats Everett   Democratic Tennessee
(8th district)
January 26, 1969 53 Pneumonia and flu complications[112] Nashville, Tennessee U.S. Ed Jones February 1, 1958 February 24, 1915 Union City, Tennessee 91st
(1969–1971)
William H. Bates   Republican Massachusetts
(6th district)
June 22, 1969 52 Stomach cancer[113] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Michael J. Harrington February 14, 1950 April 26, 1917 Salem, Massachusetts 91st
(1969–1971)
Daniel J. Ronan   Democratic Illinois
(6th district)
August 13, 1969 55 Heart attack[114] Chicago, Illinois U.S. George W. Collins January 3, 1965 July 13, 1914 Chicago, Illinois 91st
(1969–1971)
Everett Dirksen   Republican Illinois
(Senator)
September 7, 1969 73 Cardiopulmonary arrest Washington, D.C. U.S. Ralph Tyler Smith January 3, 1951 (U.S. House tenure March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1949) January 4, 1896 Pekin, Illinois 91st
(1969–1971)

1970sEdit

Member Party
State
(district)
Date of death Age at death (years) Cause Place of death Place of burial Successor Serving since (in the House/Senate) Date of birth Place of birth U.S. Congress
Glenard P. Lipscomb   Republican California
(24th district)
February 1, 1970 54 Complications following surgery to remove intestinal tumor[115] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. John H. Rousselot November 10, 1953 August 19, 1915 Jackson County, Michigan 91st
(1969–1971)
James B. Utt   Republican California
(35th district)
March 1, 1970 70 Heart attack[116] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. John G. Schmitz January 3, 1953 March 11, 1899 Tustin, California 91st
(1969–1971)
William St. Onge   Democratic Connecticut
(2nd district)
May 1, 1970 55 Heart attack[117] Groton, Connecticut U.S. Robert H. Steele January 3, 1963 October 9, 1914 Putnam, Connecticut 91st
(1969–1971)
Michael J. Kirwan   Democratic Ohio
(19th district)
July 27, 1970 83 Complications following fall[118] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Charles J. Carney January 3, 1937 December 2, 1886 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 91st
(1969–1971)
G. Robert Watkins   Republican Pennsylvania
(9th district)
August 7, 1970 68 Heart attack[119] West Chester, Pennsylvania U.S. John Ware January 3, 1965 May 21, 1902 Hampton, Virginia 91st
(1969–1971)
William L. Dawson   Democratic Illinois
(1st district)
November 9, 1970 84 Pneumonia[120] Chicago, Illinois U.S. Ralph H. Metcalfe January 3, 1943 April 26, 1886 Albany, Georgia 91st
(1969–1971)
L. Mendel Rivers   Democratic South Carolina
(1st district)
December 28, 1970 65 Complications following heart valve replacement[121] Birmingham, Alabama U.S. Mendel Jackson Davis January 3, 1941 September 28, 1905 Gumville, South Carolina 91st
(1969–1971)
Richard Russell Jr.   Democratic Georgia
(Senator)
January 21, 1971 73 Emphysema[122] Washington, D.C. U.S. David H. Gambrell January 12, 1933 November 2, 1897 Winder, Georgia 92nd
(1971–1973)
Robert J. Corbett   Republican Pennsylvania
(18th district)
April 25, 1971 65 Heart attack[123] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S. John Heinz January 3, 1945 (previously served January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941) August 25, 1905 Avalon, Pennsylvania 92nd
(1971–1973)
Winston L. Prouty   Republican Vermont
(Senator)
September 10, 1971 65 Gastric cancer[124] Boston, Massachusetts U.S. Robert T. Stafford January 3, 1959 (U.S. House tenure January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1959) September 1, 1906 Newport, Vermont 92nd
(1971–1973)
John C. Watts   Democratic Kentucky
(6th district)
September 24, 1971 69 Stroke[125] Lexington, Kentucky U.S. William P. Curlin Jr. April 4, 1951 July 9, 1902 Nicholasville, Kentucky 92nd
(1971–1973)
James G. Fulton   Republican Pennsylvania
(27th district)
October 6, 1971 68 Heart attack[126] Washington, D.C. U.S. William Sheldrick Conover January 3, 1945 March 1, 1903 Dormont, Pennsylvania 92nd
(1971–1973)
George W. Andrews   Democratic Alabama
(3rd district)
December 25, 1971 65 Complications following heart surgery[127] Birmingham, Alabama U.S. Elizabeth B. Andrews March 14, 1944 December 12, 1906 Clayton, Alabama 92nd
(1971–1973)
Allen J. Ellender   Democratic Louisiana
(Senator)
July 27, 1972 81 Heart attack[128] Maryland U.S. Elaine Edwards January 3, 1937 September 24, 1890 Montegut, Louisiana 92nd
(1971–1973)
William F. Ryan   Democratic New York
(20th district)
September 17, 1972 50 Throat cancer[129] New York City, New York U.S. Bella Abzug January 3, 1961 June 28, 1922 Albion, New York 92nd
(1971–1973)
Nick Begich   Democratic Alaska
(At-large district)
October 16, 1972 40 Presumably killed in plane crash Alaska U.S. Don Young January 3, 1971 April 6, 1932 Eveleth, Minnesota 92nd
(1971–1973)
Hale Boggs   Democratic Louisiana
(2nd district)
October 16, 1972 58 Presumably killed in plane crash Alaska U.S. Lindy Boggs January 3, 1947 (previously served January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943) February 15, 1914 Long Beach, Mississippi 92nd
(1971–1973)
Frank T. Bow   Republican Ohio
(16th district)
November 13, 1972 71 Heart failure[130] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Ralph S. Regula January 3, 1951 February 20, 1901 Canton, Ohio 92nd
(1971–1973)
George W. Collins   Democratic Illinois
(6th district)
December 8, 1972 47 Plane crash[131] Chicago, Illinois U.S. Cardiss Collins November 3, 1970 March 5, 1925 Chicago, Illinois 92nd
(1971–1973)
William O. Mills   Republican Maryland
(1st district)
May 24, 1973 48 Suicide by firearm[132] Bethlehem, Maryland U.S. Robert Bauman May 25, 1971 August 12, 1924 Easton, Maryland 93rd
(1973–1975)
John P. Saylor   Republican Pennsylvania
(12th district)
October 28, 1973 65 Heart attack[133] Houston, Texas U.S. John Murtha September 13, 1949 July 23, 1908 Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania 93rd
(1973–1975)
Charles M. Teague   Republican California
(13th district)
January 1, 1974 64 Heart attack[134] Santa Paula, California U.S. Robert J. Lagomarsino January 3, 1955 September 18, 1909 Santa Paula, California 93rd
(1973–1975)
John C. Kluczynski   Democratic Illinois
(5th district)
January 26, 1975 78 Heart attack[135] Chicago, Illinois U.S. John G. Fary January 3, 1951 February 15, 1896 Chicago, Illinois 94th
(1975–1977)
Jerry Pettis   Republican California
(37th district)
February 14, 1975 58 Plane crash[136] Banning, California U.S. Shirley Neil Pettis January 3, 1967 July 18, 1916 Phoenix, Arizona 94th
(1975–1977)
Wright Patman   Democratic Texas
(1st district)
March 7, 1976 82 Pneumonia[137] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Sam B. Hall March 4, 1929 August 6, 1893 Hughes Springs, Texas 94th
(1975–1977)
William A. Barrett   Democratic Pennsylvania
(1st district)
April 12, 1976 79 Pneumonia[138] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S. Michael Myers January 3, 1949 (previously served January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947) August 14, 1896 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 94th
(1975–1977)
Torbert Macdonald   Democratic Massachusetts
(7th district)
May 21, 1976 58 Internal hemorrhage[139] Bethesda, Maryland U.S. Edward Markey January 3, 1955 June 6, 1917 Everett, Massachusetts 94th
(1975–1977)
Jerry Litton   Democratic Missouri
(6th district)
August 3, 1976 39 Plane crash[140] Chillicothe, Missouri U.S. Earl Thomas Coleman January 3, 1973 May 12, 1937 Lock Springs, Missouri 94th
(1975–1977)
Philip Hart   Democratic Michigan
(Senator)
December 26, 1976 64 Cancer[141] Washington, D.C. U.S. Donald W. Riegle Jr. January 3, 1959 December 10, 1912 Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 94th
(1975–1977)
John L. McClellan   Democratic Arkansas
(Senator)
November 28, 1977 81 Died in sleep following a recent surgery to implant a pacemaker[142] Little Rock, Arkansas U.S. Kaneaster Hodges Jr. January 3, 1943 (U.S. House tenure January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939) February 25, 1896 Sheridan, Arkansas 95th
(1977–1979)
Lee Metcalf   Democratic Montana
(Senator)
January 12, 1978 66 Heart attack[143] Helena, Montana U.S. Paul G. Hatfield January 3, 1961 (U.S. House tenure January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1961) January 28, 1911 Stevensville, Montana 95th
(1977–1979)
Hubert Humphrey   Democratic Minnesota
(Senator)
January 13, 1978 66 Bladder cancer[144] Waverly, Minnesota U.S. Muriel Humphrey January 3, 1971 (previously served January 3, 1949 – December 30, 1964) May 27, 1911 Wallace, South Dakota 95th
(1977–1979)
James Allen   Democratic Alabama
(Senator)
June 1, 1978 65 Heart attack[145] Gulf Shores, Alabama U.S. Maryon Pittman Allen January 3, 1969 December 28, 1912 Gadsden, Alabama 95th
(1977–1979)
Clifford Allen   Democratic Tennessee
(5th district)
June 18, 1978 66 Heart attack[146] Nashville, Tennessee U.S. Bill Boner November 25, 1975 January 6, 1912 Jacksonville, Florida 95th
(1977–1979)
William M. Ketchum   Republican California
(18th district)
June 24, 1978 56 Heart attack[147] Bakersfield, California U.S. Bill Thomas January 3, 1973 September 2, 1921 Los Angeles, California 95th
(1977–1979)
Ralph Metcalfe   Democratic Illinois
(1st district)
October 10, 1978 68 Heart attack[148] Chicago, Illinois U.S. Bennett M. Stewart January 3, 1971 May 29, 1910 Atlanta, Georgia 95th
(1977–1979)
Goodloe Byron   Democratic Maryland
(6th district)
October 11, 1978 49 Heart attack[149] Hagerstown, Maryland U.S. Beverly Byron January 3, 1971 June 22, 1929 Williamsport, Maryland 95th
(1977–1979)
Leo Ryan   Democratic California
(11th district)
November 18, 1978 53 Murder by gunshot[150] Port Kaituma, Guyana U.S. William Royer January 3, 1973 May 5, 1925 Lincoln, Nebraska 95th
(1977–1979)
William A. Steiger   Republican Wisconsin
(6th district)
December 4, 1978 40 Heart attack[151] Washington, D.C. U.S. Thomas E. Petri January 3, 1967 May 15, 1938 Oshkosh, Wisconsin 95th
(1977–1979)

1980sEdit

Member Party
State
(district)
Date of death Age at death (years) Cause Place of death Place of burial Successor Serving since (in the House/Senate) Date of birth Place of birth U.S. Congress
John M. Slack Jr.   Democratic West Virginia
(3rd district)
March 17, 1980 64 Heart attack[152] Alexandria, Virginia Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, West Virginia John G. Hutchinson January 3, 1959 March 18, 1915 Charleston, West Virginia 96th
(1979–1981)
Harold L. Runnels   Democratic New Mexico
(2nd district)
August 5, 1980 56 Respiratory failure[153] New York City, New York Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Lovington, New Mexico Joe Skeen January 3, 1971 March 17, 1924 Dallas, Texas 96th
(1979–1981)
Tennyson Guyer   Republican Ohio
(4th district)
April 12, 1981 68 Heart attack[154] Alexandria, Virginia Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Ohio Mike Oxley January 3, 1973 November 29, 1912 Findlay, Ohio 97th
(1981–1983)
William R. Cotter   Democratic Connecticut
(1st district)
September 8, 1981 55 Pancreatic cancer[155] East Lyme, Connecticut Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, Connecticut Barbara Kennelly January 3, 1971 July 18, 1926 Hartford, Connecticut 97th
(1981–1983)
John M. Ashbrook   Republican Ohio
(17th district)
April 24, 1982 53 Peptic ulcer[156] Johnstown, Ohio Green Hill Cemetery, Johnstown, Ohio Jean Spencer Ashbrook January 3, 1961 September 21, 1928 Johnstown, Ohio 97th
(1981–1983)
Adam Benjamin Jr.   Democratic Indiana
(1st district)
September 7, 1982 47 Heart attack[157] Washington D.C. Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Indiana Katie Hall January 3, 1977 August 6, 1935 Gary, Indiana 97th
(1981–1983)
Benjamin S. Rosenthal   Democratic New York
(7th district)
January 4, 1983 59 Cancer[158] Washington D.C. Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, New York Gary Ackerman February 20, 1962 June 8, 1923 New York City, New York 98th
(1983–1985)
Phillip Burton   Democratic California
(5th district)
April 10, 1983 56 Thrombosis[159] San Francisco, California San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California Sala Burton February 18, 1964 June 1, 1926 Cincinnati, Ohio 98th
(1983–1985)
Henry M. Jackson   Democratic Washington
(Senator)
September 1, 1983 71 Heart attack[160] Everett, Washington Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Washington Daniel J. Evans January 3, 1953 (U.S. House tenure January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1953) May 31, 1912 Everett, Washington 98th
(1983–1985)
Larry McDonald   Democratic Georgia
(7th district)
September 1, 1983 48 Shoot down of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 by Soviet Air Defence Forces interceptors on the orders of General Anatoly Kornukov[161] Sakhalin, Soviet Union Crestlawn Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia George Darden January 3, 1975 April 1, 1935 Atlanta, Georgia 98th
(1983–1985)
Clement J. Zablocki   Democratic Wisconsin
(4th district)
December 3, 1983 71 Heart attack[162] Milwaukee, Wisconsin St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Jerry Kleczka January 3, 1949 November 18, 1912 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 98th
(1983–1985)
Edwin B. Forsythe   Republican New Jersey
(13th district)
March 29, 1984 68 Lung cancer[163] Moorestown Township, New Jersey Medford Friends Meeting Cemetery, Medford, New Jersey Jim Saxton November 3, 1970 January 17, 1916 Westtown, Pennsylvania 98th
(1983–1985)
Carl D. Perkins   Democratic Kentucky
(7th district)
August 3, 1984 71 Heart attack[164] Lexington, Kentucky Mountain Memory Gardens, Hindman, Kentucky Carl C. Perkins January 3, 1949 October 15, 1912 Hindman, Kentucky 98th
(1983–1985)
Gillis W. Long   Democratic Louisiana
(8th district)
January 20, 1985 61 Heart attack[165] Washington, D.C. Alexandria National Cemetery, Pineville, Louisiana Catherine Small Long January 3, 1973 (previously served January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965) May 4, 1923 Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana 99th
(1985–1987)
Joseph P. Addabbo   Democratic New York
(6th district)
April 10, 1986 61 Seizure induced coma during treatment for bladder cancer[166] Washington, D.C. Saint John's Cemetery, Queens, New York Alton R. Waldon Jr. January 3, 1961 March 17, 1925 Queens, New York 99th
(1985–1987)
John P. East   Republican North Carolina
(Senator)
June 29, 1986 55 Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning[167] Greenville, North Carolina Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia James T. Broyhill January 3, 1981 May 5, 1931 Springfield, Illinois 99th
(1985–1987)
George M. O'Brien   Republican Illinois
(4th district)
July 17, 1986 69 Prostate cancer[168] Bethesda, Maryland Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, Illinois Jack Davis January 3, 1973 June 17, 1917 Chicago, Illinois 99th
(1985–1987)
John E. Grotberg   Republican Illinois
(14th district)
November 15, 1986 61 Bronchial pneumonia and colon cancer[169] Saint Charles, Illinois Union Cemetery, Saint Charles, Illinois Dennis Hastert January 3, 1985 March 21, 1925 Chicago, Illinois 99th
(1985–1987)
Sala Burton   Democratic California
(5th district)
February 1, 1987 61 Colon cancer[170] Washington, D.C. Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, California Nancy Pelosi June 21, 1983 April 1, 1925 Białystok, Poland 100th
(1987–1989)
Edward Zorinsky   Democratic Nebraska
(Senator)
March 6, 1987 58 Heart attack[171] Omaha, Nebraska Beth El Cemetery, Ralston, Nebraska David Karnes December 28, 1976 November 11, 1928 Omaha, Nebraska 100th
(1987–1989)
Stewart McKinney   Republican Connecticut
(4th district)
May 7, 1987 56 AIDS-complicated pneumocystis pneumonia[172] Washington, D.C. Cremated Christopher Shays January 3, 1971 January 30, 1931 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 100th
(1987–1989)
Dan Daniel   Democratic Virginia
(5th district)
January 23, 1988 73 Heart attack[173] Charlottesville, Virginia Highland Burial Park, Danville, Virginia Lewis F. Payne Jr. January 3, 1969 May 12, 1914 Chatham, Virginia 100th
(1987–1989)
James J. Howard   Democratic New Jersey
(3rd district)
March 25, 1988 60 Heart attack[174] Washington, D.C. St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt, New Jersey Frank Pallone January 3, 1965 July 24, 1927 Irvington, New Jersey 100th
(1987–1989)
C. Melvin Price   Democratic Illinois
(21st district)
April 22, 1988 83 Pancreatic cancer[175] Camp Springs, Maryland Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois Jerry Costello January 3, 1945 January 1, 1905 East St. Louis, Illinois 100th
(1987–1989)
John Duncan, Sr.   Republican Tennessee
(2nd district)
June 21, 1988 69 Cancer[176] Knoxville, Tennessee Duncan Family Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee Jimmy Duncan January 3, 1965 March 24, 1919 Knoxville, Tennessee 100th
(1987–1989)
William F. Nichols   Democratic Alabama
(3rd district)
December 13, 1988 70 Heart attack[177] Washington, D.C. Marble City Cemetery, Sylacauga, Alabama Glen Browder January 3, 1967 October 16, 1918 Monroe County, Mississippi 100th
(1987–1989)
Claude Pepper   Democratic Florida
(18th district)
May 30, 1989 88 Complications from nutritional deficiencies and malignancy[178] Washington, D.C. Oakland Cemetery, Tallahassee, Florida Ileana Ros-Lehtinen January 3, 1963 (U.S. Senate tenure November 4, 1936 – January 3, 1951) September 8, 1900 Dudleyville, Chambers County, Alabama 101st
(1989–1991)
Mickey Leland   Democratic Texas
(18th district)
August 7, 1989 44 Plane crash[179] Gambela, Ethiopia Golden Gate Cemetery, Houston, Texas Craig Washington January 3, 1979 November 27, 1944 Lubbock, Texas 101st
(1989–1991)
Larkin I. Smith   Republican Mississippi
(5th district)
August 13, 1989 45 Plane crash[180] Perry County, Mississippi Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Gulfport, Mississippi Gene Taylor January 3, 1989 June 26, 1944 Poplarville, Mississippi 101st
(1989–1991)

1990sEdit

Member Party
State
(district)
Date of death Age at death (years) Cause Place of death Place of burial Successor Serving since (in the House/Senate) Date of birth Place of birth U.S. Congress
Spark Matsunaga   Democratic Hawaii
(Senator)
April 15, 1990 73 Prostate cancer[181] Toronto, Canada National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii Daniel Akaka January 3, 1977 (U.S. House tenure January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1977) October 8, 1916 Kukuiula, Hawaii 101st
(1989–1991)
Silvio Conte   Republican Massachusetts
(1st district)
February 8, 1991 69 Prostate cancer[182] Bethesda, Maryland Saint Josephs Cemetery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts John Olver January 3, 1959 November 9, 1921 Pittsfield, Massachusetts 102nd
(1991–1993)
John Heinz   Republican Pennsylvania
(Senator)
April 4, 1991 52 Plane crash[183] Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Harris Wofford January 3, 1977 (U.S. House tenure November 2, 1971 – January 3, 1977) October 23, 1938 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 102nd
(1991–1993)
Quentin N. Burdick   Democratic North Dakota
(Senator)
September 8, 1992 84 Heart failure[184] Fargo, North Dakota Bohemian Cemetery, Silver Lake, Minnesota Jocelyn Burdick August 8, 1960 (U.S. House tenure January 3, 1959 – August 8, 1960) June 19, 1908 Munich, North Dakota 102nd
(1991–1993)
Theodore S. Weiss   Democratic New York
(17th district)
September 14, 1992 64 Heart failure[185] New York City, New York Jerrold Nadler January 3, 1977 September 17, 1927 Gava, Hungary 102nd
(1991–1993)
Walter B. Jones Sr.   Democratic North Carolina
(1st district)
September 15, 1992 79 Natural causes[186] Norfolk, Virginia Forest Hills Cemetery, Farmville, North Carolina Eva Clayton February 5, 1966 August 19, 1913 Fayetteville, North Carolina 102nd
(1991–1993)
Paul B. Henry   Republican Michigan
(3rd district)
July 31, 1993 51 Brain cancer[187] Grand Rapids, Michigan Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan Vern Ehlers January 3, 1985 July 9, 1942 Chicago, Illinois 103rd
(1993–1995)
William Natcher   Democratic Kentucky
(2nd district)
March 29, 1994 84 Heart failure[188] Bethesda, Maryland Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Kentucky Ron Lewis August 1, 1953 September 11, 1909 Bowling Green, Kentucky 103rd
(1993–1995)
Dean Gallo   Republican New Jersey
(11th district)
November 6, 1994 58 Prostate cancer[189] Denville, New Jersey Rodney Frelinghuysen January 3, 1985 November 23, 1935 Hackensack, New Jersey 103rd
(1993–1995)
Bill Emerson   Republican Missouri
(8th district)
June 22, 1996 58 Lung cancer[190] Bethesda, Maryland Hillsboro Cemetery Hillsboro, Missouri Jo Ann Emerson January 3, 1981 January 1, 1938 St. Louis, Missouri 104th
(1995–1997)
Frank Tejeda   Democratic Texas
(28th district)
January 30, 1997 51 Pneumonia following treatment for brain tumor[191] San Antonio, Texas Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas Ciro D. Rodriguez January 3, 1993 October 2, 1945 San Antonio, Texas 105th
(1997–1999)
Walter Capps   Democratic California
(22nd district)
October 28, 1997 63 Heart attack[192] Reston, Virginia Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California Lois Capps January 3, 1997 May 5, 1934 Omaha, Nebraska 105th
(1997–1999)
Sonny Bono   Republican California
(44th district)
January 5, 1998 62 Skiing accident[193] Stateline, Nevada Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California Mary Bono January 3, 1995 February 16, 1935 Detroit, Michigan 105th
(1997–1999)
Steven Schiff   Republican New Mexico
(1st district)
March 25, 1998 51 Squamous-cell skin cancer[194] Albuquerque, New Mexico Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California Heather Wilson January 3, 1989 March 18, 1947 Chicago, Illinois 105th
(1997–1999)
George Brown Jr.   Democratic California
(42nd district)
July 15, 1999 79 Infection following heart valve replacement[195] Bethesda, Maryland Cremated Joe Baca January 3, 1973 (previously served January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1971) March 6, 1920 Holtville, California 106th
(1999–2001)
John Chafee   Republican Rhode Island
(Senator)
October 24, 1999 77 Congestive heart failure[196] Washington, D.C. Chafee Family Cemetery, Warwick, Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee December 28, 1976 October 22, 1922 Providence, Rhode Island 106th
(1999–2001)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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