List of members of the United States House of Representatives who died in 1997

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This is a list of the 27 voting members of the United States House of Representatives who died in 1997. There are 2 members 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
Harry P. Jeffrey Ohio 3 1943-1945 Republican December 26, 1901 January 4, 1997 95 years, 9 days
Seymour Halpern New York 4, 6 1959-1973 Republican November 19, 1913 January 10, 1997 83 years, 52 days
Paul Tsongas Massachusetts 5 1975-1979 Democratic February 14, 1941 January 18, 1997 55 years, 339 days
Frank Tejeda Texas 28 1993-1997 Democratic October 2, 1945 January 30, 1997 51 years, 120 days
Oren Harris Arkansas 7, 4 1941-1966 Democratic December 20, 1903 February 5, 1997 93 years, 47 days
William L. Scott Virginia 8 1967-1973 Republican July 1, 1915 February 14, 1997 81 years, 228 days
Joseph A. LeFante New Jersey 14 1977-1978 Democratic September 8, 1928 February 26, 1997 68 years, 171 days
Paul W. Cronin Massachusetts 5 1973-1975 Republican March 14, 1938 April 5, 1997 59 years, 22 days
David Martin Nebraska 4 1973-1975 Republican July 9, 1907 May 15, 1997 89 years, 310 days
Charles Hayes Illinois 1 1983-1993 Democratic February 17, 1918 April 8, 1997 79 years, 50 days
Robert E. Jones Jr. Alabama 8, 5 1947-1977 Democratic June 12, 1912 June 4, 1997 84 years, 357 days
Robert C. McEwen New York 31, 30 1965-1981 Republican January 5, 1920 June 15, 1997 77 years, 161 days
Samuel L. Devine Ohio 12 1959-1981 Republican December 21, 1915 June 27, 1997 81 years, 188 days
Joseph F. Holt California 22 1953-1961 Republican July 6, 1924 July 14, 1997 73 years, 8 days
John H. Ware III Pennsylvania 9, 5 1970-1975 Republican August 29, 1908 July 31, 1997 88 years, 336 days
Frank E. Smith Mississippi 3 1951-1962 Democratic February 21, 1918 August 2, 1997 79 years, 162 days
Albert L. Smith Jr. Alabama 6 1981-1983 Republican August 31, 1931 August 12, 1997 65 years, 346 days
Robert L. Leggett California 4 1963-1979 Democratic July 26, 1926 August 13, 1997 71 years, 18 days
James E. Jeffries Kansas 2 1979-1983 Republican June 1, 1925 August 22, 1997 72 years, 82 days
George W. Crockett Jr. Michigan 13 1980-1991 Democratic August 10, 1909 September 7, 1997 88 years, 28 days
Joel Pritchard Washington 1 1973-1985 Republican May 5, 1925 October 9, 1997 72 years, 137 days
Donald R. Matthews Florida 8 1953-1967 Democratic October 3, 1907 October 26, 1997 90 years, 23 days
Walter Capps California 16 1997 Democratic May 5, 1934 October 28, 1997 63 years, 176 days
Helen S. Meyner New Jersey 13 1975-1979 Democratic March 5, 1929 November 2, 1997 68 years, 242 days
Edna F. Kelly New York 10, 12 1949-1969 Democratic August 20, 1906 December 14, 1997 91 years, 116 days
John E. Moss California 3 1953-1978 Democratic April 13, 1915 December 5, 1997 82 years, 236 days
Dale Milford Texas 24 1975-1979 Democratic February 18, 1926 December 26, 1997 71 years, 311 days

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