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Velde was "consumed" by his duties chairing the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1953 and '54, Johnson said, leaving Michel to fill in for the congressman at Illinois events ... at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington for Michel's 90th birthday ... (Chicago Tribune)
Earlier in evening, I was reading Warren Walter’s obituary. He passed away earlier this month ... and I were lay chaperons for St. Paul High School senior class trip to Washington, D.C., and New York City in ’66.) Cletus died in 1969. (BND)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide says former House Republican leader Bob Michel has died at age 93. Michel was an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the GOP House minority for 14 years. His skill at seeking compromise with the Democrats ... (Herald & Review)
Michel of Illinois, a conservative Republican and genial politician ... Adam Bernstein and Karen Tumulty contributed to this report. Read more Washington Post obituaries (Washington Post)
Mr. Finch was born in 1923 in Emington, Illinois, to George W. and Margaret T ... One of the highlights of his life was having the opportunity to go on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. (Quad-Cities Times)