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John Patrick Murtha, Jr
Birth: Jun. 17, 1932
Death: Feb. 8, 2010

American politician from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Murtha, a Democrat, represented Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1974 until his death in 2010. A former Marine Corps officer, Murtha was the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. A member of the Pennsylvania House from 1969 to 1974, in 1974 he narrowly won the special election held to choose the successor to the incumbent, who died in office. In the first decade of the 21st century, Murtha has been best known for his calls for a withdrawal of American forces in Iraq. In 2006, after the Democrats won control of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections he made a failed bid to be elected House Majority Leader for the 110th Congress (20072009) with the open support of the new House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. He lost to Steny Hoyer of Maryland. After this defeat, Murtha became chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. He had previously chaired this subcommittee from 1989 to 1995 and served as its ranking Democrat from 1995 to 2007. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
Burial:
Grandview Cemetery
Johnstown
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: No Guts, No Glory
Record added: Feb 08, 2010
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John Patrick "Jack" Murtha, Jr.: Sir, its been true pleasure watching on television whenever I get the chance to see this country's Congress. You will be remembered as the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Chairman of...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: Jun. 17, 2013

- A Marine who remembers
 Added: Jun. 12, 2013
I thank you for all your hard work and efforts that helped keep good jobs and opportunities in Johnstown. May you rest in peace.
- Diane Bashaw
 Added: Jun. 5, 2013
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