DemDaily: In Memoriam. The Lawmakers We Lost in 2023

January 5, 2024

As we begin the new year, we honor the elected lawmakers and public servants we lost in 2023.

"We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives."-- John F. Kennedy

Lawmakers We Lost In 2023

US Senate
James Abourezk (D-SD), 92, served 1973-1979, US House 1971-1973
James Broyhill (R-NC) 95, served 1986, US House 1963-1986
James Buckley (R-NY), 100, served 1991-1997
Dick Clark (D-IA), 95,1973-1979
Dave Durenberger (R-MN), 88, served 1978-1995
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), 90, served 1992-2023
Lauch Faircloth (R-NC), 95, served 1993-1999
Herb Kohl (D-WI), 88, served 1989-2013
Lowell Weicker (R-CT), 92, served 1971-1989, Governor 1991-1995, US House 1969-1971

US House
Skip Bafalis (R-FL), 93, served 1973-1983
Marion Berry (D-AR), 80, served 1997-2011
Thomas Bliley Jr. (R-VA) Jr., 91, served 1981-2001
Don Bonker (D-WA), 86, served 1975-1989,
Brian Donnelly (D-MA), 76, served 1979-1993
Arlen Erdahl (R-MN), 92, served 1979-1983
Nick Galifianakis (D-NC), 94, served 1967-1973
Philip Hayes (D-IN, 83, served 1975-to-1977
Elwood Hillis (R-IN), 96, served 1971-1987
John Jenrette Jr. (D-SC), 86, served 1975-1980
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), 89, served 1993-2023
James Paul Johnson (C-CO), 93, served 1973-1981
Herb Klein (D-NJ), 89, served 1993-1995
Ronald Mottl (D-OH), 89, served 1975-1983
John Olver (D-MA), 86, served 1991-2013
Arthur Ravenel, Jr., (R-SC), 95, served 1987-1995
Frank Riggs (R-CA), 73, served 1991-1999
Ronald Sarasin (R-CT), 88, served 1973-1979
Thomas Sawyer (D-OH), 77, served 1987-2003
Patricia Schroeder (D-CO), 82, served 1973-1997
Bud Shuster (R-PA), 91, served 1973-2001
Charlie Stenholm (D-TX), 84, served 1979-2005
Charlie Wilson (D-OH), 70, served 2007-2011
Alton Waldon, Jr. (D-NY), 86, served 1986-1987"
Edward Weber (R-OH), 91, served 1981-1983

Governors
Lincoln Almond (R-RI), 86, served 1995–2003
John Brown (D-KY), 88, served 1979-1983
Julian Carroll (D-KY), 92, served 1974-1979
Tony Earl (D-WI), 86, served 1983-1987
Jim Florio (D-NJ), 85, served 1990-1994, US House 1975-1990
Albert Quie (R-MN), served 1979-1983, US House 1958-1979
Bill Richardson (D-NM), 75, served 2003-2011, US House 1982-1996,
UN Ambassador 1997-1998, Secretary of Energy 1998-2000.
Ted Schwinden, (D-MT), 98, served 1981-1989
Don Sundquist (R-TN), 87, served 1995-2003, US House 1983-1995
Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver (D-NJ), 71, served 2018-2023

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