Former US Sen. James McClure of Idaho Dies

Sunday, 27 Feb 2011 08:43 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. James McClure, who spent six years as chairman of the Energy Committee and fought to keep Idaho's wilderness areas controlled by the state, has died. He was 86.

McClure, a Republican who served 24 years in Congress, died Saturday, according to the McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho. The cause of death wasn't immediately released.

McClure earned a reputation as a nuts-and-bolts legislative craftsman while in Congress and was genial but reserved among most colleagues.

He began his political career in the Idaho Senate in 1961, and was elected to the U.S. House in 1966, staying there until his election to the Senate in 1972.

McClure retired from Congress in 1990 at the age of 72, becoming a lobbyist and mining consultant.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Grand Jury to Weigh Case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 15:02 PM

A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a  . . .

Parents of Colorado Theater Shooting Victim Sue Ammo Seller

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 14:59 PM

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers o . . .

Andrew Bacevich: A Catholic Expert on Limits of Military Might

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 14:49 PM

The approach that the administration has cobbled together , American air power plus surrogates on the ground supported b . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved