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Congressman Found Dead at Home (Ohio Republican Rep. Paul Gillmore)
ABC News ^ | September 5, 2007 | ABC News' Jack Date and Theresa Cook

Posted on 09/05/2007 6:13:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

ABC News' Jack Date and Theresa Cook Report: Veteran Ohio Republican Rep. Paul Gillmore is dead at the age of 68.

Two members of Gillmore's staff found the Congressman's body at the bottom of a staircase in his suburban Washington home at 11:10 Wednesday morning, according to Arlington County, Va. Police Department spokesman John Lysle.

The staff members stopped by Gillmore's home to check on him after he missed a hearing, Lysle said. Gillmore, who was serving his tenth term as a Congressman, was a member of the House Financial Services Committee, which had a 10:30 hearing scheduled Wednesday morning.

House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner, a fellow Ohio Republican, informed colleagues of Gillmore's death while speaking on the House floor Wednesday.

"Congressman Paul Gillmore was a good friend and a trusted colleague who served his constituents with honor for nearly two decades," Boehner said in a statement.

"Born, raised and educated in our home state of Ohio, Paul never lost sight of the reason he came to Congress – to serve this great institution and his constituents with dedication and distinction. Paul will be dearly missed," the statement said.

Arlington County detectives are investigating the death, but say that at this time there are no indications of foul play or suspicious activity. The home was secure, Lysle told ABC News.

The department believes Rep. Gilmore flew back from Ohio last night.

Gillmore was first elected to represent Ohio's 5th district in 1988. Previously, he had served in the Ohio Senate for 22 years. Gillmore had held various leadership roles in both the state government and the U.S. House.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, two daughters and three sons.

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Prayers for his family.
1 posted on 09/05/2007 6:13:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: NeoCaveman; TonyRo76; Farmer Dean; fieldmarshaldj; LdSentinal; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; ...

Very sad.


2 posted on 09/05/2007 6:16:07 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

already posted and his name is Gillmor, so nobody named Gillmore is dead.

3 posted on 09/05/2007 6:19:11 PM PDT by omega4179 (Was one of the guys named Mohammed?)
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To: omega4179 nobody named Gillmore is dead.

Not so fast:

Alvin C. Gillmore, 90 of Union Grove

Services were held Monday for Alvin C. Gillmore, who died Aug. 3, 2007. He was 90.

He was a truck driver for Union Grove Farmer Elevator Co-op, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Yorkville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Douglas Alvin (Cindy) Gillmore of Iowa Falls, Iowa; and a sister, Lila Callow of Union Grove.

The family has suggested memorials to the Yorkville United Methodist Church Building Fund.

The Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home, 908 11th Ave., Union Grove, handled the arrangements. For information, call the funeral home at (262) 878-2011.

4 posted on 09/05/2007 6:48:24 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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5 posted on 09/05/2007 6:51:37 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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LOL! you made my night! Thanks!

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6 posted on 09/05/2007 7:16:01 PM PDT by Buckhead (making the comments buckhead won't make.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sad news. RIP, Congressman Gillmore.

Prayer for his wife and kids.

7 posted on 09/05/2007 7:38:04 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (It's campaign season. Let's rumble!)
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To: omega4179
Thread complies with four hour guideline, Miss Drescher.
8 posted on 09/05/2007 7:43:33 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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