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us: Murtha, John P.



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    • found: From Vietnam to 9/11, c2002: CIP t.p. (Congressman John P. Murtha) summary (John P. "Jack" Murtha; in 1974, became the first Vietnam combat veteran elected to Congress)
    • found: New York times WWW site, Feb. 12, 2010 (in obituary published Feb. 8: Representative John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania; known as Jack; b. John Patrick Murtha, June 17, 1932, New Martinsville, W. Va.; d. Monday [Feb. 8, 2010], Arlington, aged 77; ex-Marine who used his power in military spending to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to his hard-luck district and who became an outspoken critic of the Iraq war)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the United States Congress, accessed Apr. 16, 2012 (Murtha, John Patrick, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W. Va., June 17, 1932; graduated from Ramsey High School, Mount Pleasant, Pa., 1950; attended Kiskiminetas Spring School, 1951; B.A., Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1962; attended Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa., 1963)
    • found: Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, Sept. 16, 2013 (Murtha, John Patrick, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W.Va., June 17, 1932; graduated from Ramsey High School, Mount Pleasant, Pa., 1950; attended Kiskiminetas Spring School, 1951; B.A., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1962; attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa., 1963; United States Marine Corps, 1952-1955, and 1966-1967; United States Marine Corps Reserves, 1955-1966, and 1967-1990; member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1969-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative John P. Saylor, reelected to the eighteen succeeding Congresses (February 5, 1974-February 8, 2010); died on February 8, 2010, in Arlington, Va.)
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