Former Rhode Island Congressman Tiernan dies at 85
By The Associated Press
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) _ Former Rhode Island Congressman and state Sen. Robert O. Tiernan will be laid to rest Tuesday during services in Wakefield.
The funeral for the Democrat from the
Tiernan died Wednesday after a brief illness, according to his obituary. He was 85.
Tiernan was a lawyer who was elected to the state Senate in 1960, representing
Tiernan served seven years in Congress before losing the 1974 Democratic primary to Edward Beard.
He later served on the Federal Election Commission.
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