List of members of the United States House of Representatives who were born or died in 1972

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This is a list of the 6 births and 42 deaths of voting members of the United States House of Representatives in 1972. There are 5 members listed in bold who died in office.

Births[edit]

Representative State District(s) Served Party Date of birth Date of death Age
Garret Graves Louisiana 6 2015–Present Republican January 31, 1972 Living 43 years, 217 days
David Rouzer North Carolina 7 2015–Present Republican February 16, 1972 Living 43 years, 201 days
Ben R. Luján New Mexico 3 2009–Present Democratic June 7, 1972 Living 43 years, 90 days
Todd Young Indiana 9 2011–Present Republican August 24, 1972 Living 43 years, 12 days
Raul Ruiz California 36 2013–Present Democratic August 25, 1972 Living 43 years, 11 days
Beto O'Rourke Texas 16 2013–Present Democratic September 26, 1972 Living 42 years, 344 days
David Jolly Florida 13 2014–Present Republican October 31, 1972 Living 42 years, 309 days

Deaths[edit]

Representative State District(s) Served Party Date of birth Date of death Age
James E. Major Illinois 21 1923–1925
1927–1929
1931–1933
Democratic January 5, 1887 January 4, 1972 84 years, 364 days
Harold Lovre South Dakota 1 1949–1957 Republican January 30, 1904 January 17, 1972 67 years, 352 days
Aime Forand Rhode Island 1 1937–1939
1941–1961
Democratic May 23, 1895 January 18, 1972 76 years, 240 days
Carl Hayden Arizona At-large 1912–1927 Democratic October 2, 1877 January 25, 1972 94 years, 115 days
Ira W. Drew Pennsylvania 7 1937–1939 Democratic August 31, 1878 February 12, 1972 93 years, 165 days
John R. Murdock Arizona At-large
1
1937–1953 Democratic April 20, 1885 February 14, 1972 86 years, 300 days
Carl M. Weideman Michigan 14 1933–1935 Democratic March 5, 1898 March 5, 1972 74 years, 0 days
Mell G. Underwood Ohio 11 1923–1936 Democratic January 30, 1892 March 8, 1972 80 years, 38 days
James W. Trimble Arkansas 3 1945–1967 Democratic February 3, 1894 March 10, 1972 78 years, 36 days
Leon Sacks Pennsylvania 1 1937–1943 Democratic October 7, 1902 March 11, 1972 69 years, 156 days
Charles I. Faddis Pennsylvania 25 1933–1942 Democratic June 13, 1890 April 1, 1972 81 years, 293 days
Adam C. Powell Jr. New York 22
16
18
1945–1967
1967–1971
Democratic November 29, 1908 April 4, 1972 63 years, 127 days
James F. Byrnes South Carolina 2 1911–1925 Democratic May 2, 1882 April 9, 1972 89 years, 343 days
Myron V. George Kansas 3 1950–1959 Republican January 6, 1900 April 11, 1972 72 years, 96 days
William R. Williams New York 35
34
1951–1959 Republican August 11, 1884 May 9, 1972 87 years, 272 days
Frederic R. Coudert Jr. New York 17 1947–1959 Republican May 7, 1898 May 21, 1972 74 years, 14 days
Philip J. Philbin Massachusetts 3 1943–1971 Democratic May 29, 1898 June 14, 1972 74 years, 16 days
Gordon Canfield New Jersey 8 1941–1961 Republican April 15, 1898 June 20, 1972 74 years, 66 days
Carl W. Rich Ohio 1 1963–1965 Republican September 12, 1898 June 26, 1972 73 years, 288 days
John W. Gwynne Iowa 3 1935–1949 Republican October 20, 1898 July 5, 1972 82 years, 259 days
William Williamson South Dakota 3 1921–1933 Republican October 7, 1875 July 15, 1972 96 years, 282 days
William H. Hill New York 34 1919–1921 Republican March 23, 1876 July 24, 1972 96 years, 123 days
Melvin C. Snyder West Virginia 2 1947–1949 Republican October 29, 1898 August 5, 1972 73 years, 281 days
William S. Hill Colorado 2 1941–1959 Republican January 20, 1886 August 28, 1972 86 years, 221 days
Fred C. Gartner Pennsylvania 5 1939–1941 Republican March 14, 1896 September 1, 1972 76 years, 171 days
Robert Ramspeck Georgia 5 1929–1945 Democratic September 5, 1890 September 10, 1972 82 years, 5 days
William F. Ryan New York 20 1961–1972 Democratic June 28, 1922 September 17, 1972 50 years, 81 days
Karl M. Le Compte Iowa 5
4
1939–1959 Republican May 25, 1887 September 30, 1972 85 years, 128 days
Harry B. Coffee Nebraska 5 1935–1943 Democratic March 16, 1890 October 3, 1972 82 years, 201 days
Edmund Rowe Ohio 14 1943–1945 Republican December 21, 1892 October 4, 1972 79 years, 288 days
Charles F. Curry Jr. California 3 1931–1933 Republican August 13, 1893 October 7, 1972 79 years, 55 days
William H. Sutphin New Jersey 3 1931–1943 Democratic August 30, 1887 October 14, 1972 85 years, 45 days
Nick Begich[note 1] Alaska At-large 1971–1972 Democratic April 6, 1932 October 16, 1972 40 years, 193 days
Hale Boggs[note 2] Louisiana 2 1941–1943
1947–1973
Democratic February 15, 1914 October 16, 1972 58 years, 244 days
Edwin E. Willis Louisiana 3 1949–1969 Democratic October 2, 1904 October 24, 1972 68 years, 22 days
Charles J. Kersten Wisconsin 5 1947–1949
1951–1955
Republican May 26, 1902 October 31, 1972 70 years, 158 days
Frank T. Bow Ohio 16 1951–1972 Republican February 20, 1901 November 13, 1972 71 years, 267 days
Martin Dies Jr. Texas 2
At-large
1931–1945
1953–1959
Democratic November 5, 1900 November 14, 1972 72 years, 9 days
George W. Collins Illinois 6 1970–1972 Democratic March 5, 1925 December 8, 1972 47 years, 278 days
Oliver P. Bolton Ohio 11 1953–1957
1963–1965
Republican February 22, 1917 December 13, 1972 55 years, 295 days
Edward W. Goss Connecticut 5 1930–1935 Republican April 27, 1893 December 27, 1972 79 years, 244 days
Vincent Carter Wyoming At-large 1929–1935 Republican November 6, 1891 December 30, 1972 81 years, 54 days

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nick Begich disappeared and was presumed dead on October 16. He was declared dead and his seat vacated on December 29.
  2. ^ Hale Boggs disappeared and was presumed dead on October 16. He was declared dead and his seat vacated on January 3, 1973.

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