Richard P. Myers

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Richard P. Myers
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 94th district
In office
1995–2010
Preceded by Bill Edley[1]
Succeeded by Norine Hammond
Personal details
Born (1947-12-27)December 27, 1947
McDonough County, Illinois
Died December 1, 2010(2010-12-01) (aged 62)
Colchester, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Christine
Religion Presbyterian

Richard P. "Rich" Myers (December 27, 1947 – December 1, 2010[2]) was a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, having represented the 94th district from 1995 until his death in 2010.

Representative Myers was a conservative Republican, who valued the importance of fiscal responsibility. Much of his time was spent doing constituent work when the Illinois House was not in session.

On November 26, 2008, Representative Myers participated in "Principal for a Day" at Astoria High School in Astoria, Illinois. He interacted with the students and participated in an American Government classroom discussion in the afternoon. During this discussion, he educated the students on his responsibilities as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives in the 94th District, and fielded questions from the students.

Representative Myers had expected to survive in acceptable health long enough to serve another term despite his struggle with ill health, but he died December 1, 2010, after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was lauded on his death for his contributions to the district, to its schools, and to Western Illinois University.[3] He was succeeded by longtime aide Norine Hammond to fill the remainder of his term until the next election.

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