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SC Congressman Mann dies at age 90

Dec 21, 2010 9:31:00 AM - thestate.com
Former South Carolina Congressman James R. Mann has died at age 90.

James R. Mann Jr. says his father died Monday in Greenville after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Rep. Mann represented South Carolina's 4th District in Congress from 1969 to 1979. Mann helped craft the articles of impeachment against former President Richard Nixon and helped rewrite the criminal code.

The Democrat left Congress after five terms to resume private law practice in Greenville. He also became a senior Olympian, winning dozens of gold medals for high jump, tennis and horseshoes.

A funeral is planned Thursday at Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville. Visitation is Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.

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