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Tyras Athey, Former State Legislator, Dead At 83

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Tyras Athey, who was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for more than 25 years, has died. He was 83.

Donaldson's Funeral Home in Odenton confirmed the death.

Athey, a Democrat, died on Tuesday. He represented Anne Arundel County in the House of Delegates from 1967 until 1993. He was a longtime chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Athey left the House in 1993 to serve as Maryland's Secretary of State until 1995 under Gov. William Donald Schaefer's administration.

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