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PASSINGS: M. Caldwell Butler

 M. Caldwell Butler Key in drafting Nixon impeachment articles M. Caldwell Butler, 89, a five-term Republican congressman from Virginia who helped draft the impeachment articles for President Nixon, died Tuesday at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, according to Oakey's Funeral Service in Roanoke, Va. The cause was not given. Butler represented Virginia's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House from 1972 to 1982, a span that included the Watergate scandal. He helped the Judiciary Committee draft the 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. ...