Robert Edgar, president of Common Cause and a former congressman from Pennsylvania for six terms, died on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.
“We are deeply saddened and shaken today by the passing of Bob Edgar,” Common Cause Board Chair Robert Reich said in a press statement. “Bob will be remembered for his decency, kindness, compassion and humor. His deep commitment to social justice and strengthening our democracy is his greatest gift to Common Cause and the nation. Our hearts are with Bob’s family, his wife Merle, and sons Andrew, David and Rob, and their families.”
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