Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

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Rep. Delbert L. Latta * The conservative Republican, who represented northwestern Ohio in the U.S. House for 30 years, was a bulldog defender of President Richard M. Nixon and helped President Ronald Reagan cut the federal budget, died Thursday (May 12, 2016) at a nursing home in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was 96.

The death was confirmed by a spokeswoman for his son, Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio.

The elder Latta, a lawyer, was a member of the Ohio Senate for five years before winning a U.S. House seat in 1958.

On the Rules Committee, he allied with conservative Democrats to attach poison-pill amendments to legislation they deemed too liberal.

His reputation as a partisan warrior won him a spot on the Judiciary Committee in 1974, during hearings on the 1972 break-in at the Watergate offices of the Democratic National Committee. …

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