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Former GOP Rep. Carlos J. Moorhead died last week at age 89.

Moorhead, who retired from Congress in 1996, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and was living in an assisted living facility in La Cañada Flintridge at the time of his death, according to an obituary published by the Los Angeles Times.

The Times reports:

Moorhead worked as an attorney in Glendale before entering politics in 1966, when he was elected to the California Assembly. In 1972, he was elected to Congress.

While in Washington, Moorhead served on the Judiciary and the Commerce committees and specialized in energy policy, copyright law and cable TV legislation.

As a first-term congressman, he supported President Nixon during impeachment hearings and, over the course of his career, established a solidly conservative voting record.

Click here to read the full obituary of the longtime California congressman.


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