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Caldwell Butler, Virginia Congressman Who Voted To Impeach Nixon, Dies At 89

Caldwell Butler, a five-term Republican congressman from Virginia who voted for President Richard Nixon's impeachment, has died.

An attorney, Butler represented Virginia's 6th congressional district in the U.S. House from 1972 to 1982. Watergate unfolded during his first term.

Butler helped the House Judiciary Committee draft the Nixon impeachment articles and later voted for them, admitting it took a toll on his political career. Nixon resigned in August 1974 before the full House debated his impeachment.

Butler will be laid to rest in Roanoke. He was 89. His wife June died last month.

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