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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:35 PM

2 Fmr Dem congressmen died yesterday; Rep Bob Traxler (MI) and Rep William Hughes (NJ)

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/10/31/bob-traxler-death-michigan-congress/4108247002/

Former US Rep. 'Bingo Bob' Traxler dies at 88, served in Washington nearly 20 years

Todd Spangler, Detroit Free PressPublished 10:32 a.m. ET Oct. 31, 2019 | Updated 11:02 a.m. ET Oct. 31, 2019


Jerome Bob Traxler, also known as J. Bob Traxler or Bob Traxler, a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. (Photo: Associated Press)

Former U.S. Rep. Bob Traxler, a Bay City Democrat who moved from the state House of Representatives to Congress and served in Washington for nearly two decades, died Wednesday night. He was 88.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, noted Traxler's passing in a Facebook post, saying, "He did much good for many people, loved Michigan, his district and Mackinac Island." Details about his death and funeral services were not immediately available.

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, also extended his condolences to Traxler's family.

"I remember watching Bob’s career from a young age and admiring his work for our state. I am grateful that I was able to depend on Bob’s advice after being elected to Congress," said Kildee, who represents the area once represented by Traxler.

Born in Kawkawlin in Bay County, Jerome Bob Traxler attended Michigan State University and later became a lawyer and served as a prosecutor. Elected to the state House of Representatives in 1962, he served for 12 years, winning the nickname of "Bingo Bob" for his role in helping to write the state's law on bingo and lotteries.

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https://www.breakingac.com/2019/10/former-congressman-william-hughes-dead-at-87/

Former Congressman William Hughes dead at 87

October 31, 2019 9:37 am Lynda Cohen



Former Congressman William Hughes has died, his family announced Thursday.
He had recently turned 87.
“Bill Hughes was the epitome of what a public servant ought to be,” said Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman. “He exuded a sense of civility with respect to everything he did in life, and he was unwaveringly committed to exhibiting that noble conduct to those with whom he came in contact. We are extremely grateful for his having chosen Stockton to house his memorabilia, and we are a far, far better place as a result of his center being an integral part of what we hold dear as a University. He will be sorely missed.”

Hughes left his mark on the area, with both the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center named after him in 1996.

Stockton University’s William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy is also named in his honor.

“His story is forever tied to the recent history of this region,” said John Froonjian, interim executive director of the Hughes Center. “The Hughes Center for Public Policy mourns the passing of our namesake, our mentor and our friend. We rededicate our efforts to promote civic engagement and civility in our public conversations to the memory of Ambassador Hughes.”

Hughes served 10 two-year terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, beginning in 1974.

“As our 2nd District representative, Congressman Hughes was a leader on the environment, ocean quality, pinelands preservation, and keeping what is now the William J. Hughes Technical Center from moving to Oklahoma. He was a national leader on legislation concerning guns, crime, aging issues and trademark and copyright law,” Froonjian said.

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:41 PM

3. Familiar faces.

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