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Bob Edgar, Lawmaker and Liberal Leader, Dies at 69

posted on April 26, 2013

Douglas Martin of The New York Times writes: “Bob Edgar, a Methodist minister who pushed for liberal reforms as a six-term Pennsylvania congressman, a leader of American churches and president of lobbying group Common Cause, died Tuesday at his home in Burke, Va. He was 69.” In a statement addressing Edgar’s death, Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, said, “Our country has lost one of its most ardent, passionate and effective voices of a more open and honest democracy.” 

Read at New York Times