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Bob Kastenmeier dies at 91; congressman was early critic of Vietnam War
Bob Kastenmeier dies at 91; congressman was early critic of Vietnam War

Bob Kastenmeier, a liberal Democrat from Wisconsin whose 32 years in Congress were marked by his early and staunch opposition to the Vietnam War, died Friday. He was 91. Kastenmeier, a World War II veteran who represented the liberal Madison area starting in 1959, had been suffering from heart problems and died at his home in Arlington, Va., said his wife, Dorothy. She said her husband's main interest had always been world peace, "and I think the people will remember him for that." Kastenmeier's incessant pursuit of civil rights, nuclear disarmament and openness in government became a symbol of Madison's political climate during the 1960s and 1970s. He was an...

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