May 24, 2010 Former Ohio Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens," a once young conservative rising star who later went to prison for having sex with an underage girl, dies at age 79.
April 26, 2010 Willard Wirtz, Secretary of Labor under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, is dead at 98. He was the last surviving member of the JFK Cabinet.
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February 20, 2010 Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig is dead at age 85.
Texas Rep. Charlie Wilson in April 2008.
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February 10, 2010 Former Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson — best known as the subject of the Tom Hanks movie, "Charlie Wilson's War" — has died.
February 8, 2010 Rep. John Murtha, a powerful Pennsylvania Democrat, dies at 77 after complications from gall bladder surgery.
January 26, 2010 Former Maryland Sen. Charles "Mac" Mathias, a liberal in a conservative party, dies at age 87.
January 8, 2010 The mother of Vice President Joe Biden has died, at age 92.
January 4, 2010 Some political giants to be added to our list of those who passed in 2009, including Percy Sutton of Manhattan and Warren Hearnes of Missouri.
December 22, 2009 Some of the giants in the political world who passed from the scene in 2009.
October 29, 2009 Three former members of Congress have died in recent days.
October 21, 2009 Jack Nelson, a widely respected and revered journalist who helped turn the Los Angeles Times into a major newspaper, has died. He was 80.
October 5, 2009 Two former members of Congress died recently: Former Sen. Henry Bellmon (R) of Oklahoma, and former Rep. John Rarick (D) of Louisiana.
September 27, 2009 William Safire, the former Nixon aide who became a New York Times columnist, is dead at 79.
September 14, 2009 Former White House press secretary Jody Powell has died. He was 65.
August 28, 2009 More on the funeral arrangements for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.
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