List of members of the United States House of Representatives who died in 1985

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This is a list of the 33 voting members of the United States House of Representatives who died in 1985. There is 1 member listed in bold who died in office. No births have been recorded for this year.


Births[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

Representative State District(s) Served Party Date of birth Date of death Age
Edwin D. Eshleman Pennsylvania 16 1967–1977 Republican December 4, 1920 January 10, 1985 64 years, 37 days
John W. Byrnes Wisconsin 8 1945–1973 Republican June 12, 1913 January 12, 1985 71 years, 214 days
Howard M. Baldrige Nebraska 2 1931–1933 Republican June 23, 1894 January 19, 1985 90 years, 210 days
Gillis W. Long Louisiana 8 1963–1965, 1973–1985 Democratic May 4, 1923 January 20, 1985 61 years, 261 days
Boyd A. Tackett Arkansas 4 1949–1953 Democratic May 9, 1911 February 23, 1985 73 years, 290 days
Earle C. Clements Kentucky 2 1945–1948 Democratic October 22, 1896 March 12, 1985 88 years, 141 days
Samuel K. McConnell Jr. Pennsylvania 17, 16, 13 1944–1957 Republican April 6, 1901 April 11, 1985 84 years, 5 days
Sam Ervin Jr. North Carolina 10 1945–1947 Democratic September 27, 1896 April 23, 1985 88 years, 208 days
Harold C. Ostertag New York 41, 39, 37 1951–1965 Democratic June 22, 1896 May 2, 1985 88 years, 314 days
Mark W. Hannaford California 34 1975–1979 Democratic February 7, 1925 June 2, 1985 60 years, 115 days
Fred Marshall Minnesota 6 1949–1963 Democratic–Farmer–Labor March 13, 1906 June 5, 1985 79 years, 84 days
John Y. Brown Sr. Kentucky At-large 1933–1935 Democratic February 1, 1900 June 16, 1985 85 years, 135 days
Preston E. Peden Oklahoma 7 1947–1949 Democratic June 28, 1914 June 27, 1985 70 years, 364 days
Henry Ellenbogen Pennsylvania 33 1933–1938 Democratic April 3, 1900 July 4, 1985 85 years, 92 days
Joseph P. Monaghan[note 1] Montana 1 1933–1937 Democratic March 26, 1906 July 4, 1985 79 years, 100 days
Charles R. Clason Massachusetts 2 1937–1949 Republican September 3, 1890 July 7, 1985 94 years, 307 days
M. Blaine Peterson Utah 1 1961–1963 Democratic March 26, 1906 July 15, 1985 79 years, 111 days
George H. Wilson Oklahoma 8 1949–1951 Democratic August 21, 1905 July 16, 1985 79 years, 329 days
Leslie C. Arends Illinois 17, 15 1935–1974 Republican September 27, 1895 July 17, 1985 89 years, 293 days
J. Edward Hutchinson Michigan 4 1963–1977 Republican October 13, 1914 July 22, 1985 70 years, 282 days
William L. Pfeiffer New York 42 1949–1951 Republican May 29, 1907 July 22, 1985 78 years, 54 days
Ellis E. Patterson California 16 1945–1947 Democratic November 28, 1897 August 25, 1985 87 years, 270 days
Charles W. Sandman Jr. New Jersey 2 1967–1974 Republican October 23, 1921 August 26, 1985 63 years, 307 days
Harold H. Velde Illinois 18 1949–1957 Republican April 1, 1910 September 1, 1985 75 years, 153 days
Charles K. Fletcher California 23 1947–1949 Republican December 15, 1902 September 29, 1985 82 years, 288 days
Numa F. Montet Louisiana 3 1929–1937 Democratic September 17, 1892 October 12, 1985 93 years, 25 days
Calvin D. Johnson Illinois 22 1943–1945 Republican November 22, 1898 October 13, 1985 86 years, 325 days
John D. Lodge Connecticut 1 1947–1951 Republican October 20, 1903 October 29, 1985 82 years, 9 days
Gale H. Stalker New York 37 1923–1935 Republican November 7, 1889 November 4, 1985 95 years, 362 days
Armistead I. Selden Jr. Alabama 6, At-large, 5 1953–1969 Democratic February 20, 1921 November 14, 1985 64 years, 266 days
John Sparkman Alabama 8 1937–1946 Democratic December 20, 1899 November 16, 1985 85 years, 331 days
George H. Mahon Texas 19 1935–1979 Democratic September 22, 1900 November 19, 1985 85 years, 58 days
Henry C. Schadeberg Wisconsin 1 1961–1965, 1967–1971 Republican October 12, 1913 December 11, 1985 72 years, 60 days

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph P. Monaghan's exact date of death is disputed. He is believed to have died on either July 4 or July 5. His age is calculated to the earlier date.

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