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Former Longtime Congressman Andrew Jacobs Dies at 81

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew (“Andy”) Jacobs Jr., a former longtime Indiana congressman, has died at age 81, according to a family spokesman.

Gary Taylor, a family friend and former campaign manager for Jacobs, said on Saturday evening, December 28, 2013, that the former Democratic lawmaker had died earlier in the day at his Indianapolis home. Taylor said Jacobs had experienced declining health in recent years but said the cause of death was likely due to complications from old age.

According to his congressional biography, Jacobs was a Marine who served in the Korean War as a combat infantryman from 1950-52. He served in the state House in 1959-60, and then the U.S. House from 1965-73, and again representing a different Indiana district from 1975-97.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence praised Jacobs’ career in a statement released Saturday evening.

(Story by The Associated Press, edited by WIBX)

 

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