Members of the U.S. Congress Who Have Died of Other Than Natural Causes While in Office Page: 4 of 10
Table 1. Members of the U.S. Congress Who Have Died of
Other Than Natural Causes While in Office
Member Party State Dates of Servicea Chamber Cause of Death and Date of Death
ANDERSON, Carl Carey D OH 03/04/1909- 10/01/1912 House Died in an automobile accident near
Fostoria, OH on 10/01/1912.
BAKER, Edward Dickinson R IL 03/04/1845-01/15/1847 House Killed in the Battle of Balls Bluff, VA on
R OR 10/21/1860-10/21/1861 Senate
BATES, George Joseph R MA 01/03/1937-11/01/1949 House Died in an airplane accident at Washington
National Airport on 11/01/1949.
BEGICH, Nicholas D AL 01/03/1971-10/16/1972 House Died in a plane crash in the Alaskan
wilderness on 10/16/1972.
BOGGS, Thomas Hale D LA 01/03/1941-01/03/1943 House Died in a plane crash in the Alaskan
01/03/1947-10/16/1972 wilderness on 10/16/1972.
BONO, Sonny R CA 01/03/1995-01/05/1998 House Died in a skiing accident at Lake Tahoe,
NV on 01/05/1998.
BOYLE, Charles Augustus D IL 01/03/1955-11/04/1959 House Died in an automobile accident in Chicago,
IL on 11/04/1959.
BRANDEGEE, Frank B. R CT 11/05/1902-05/10/1905 House Committed suicide in Washington, DC on
05/10/1905-10/14/1924 Senate 10/14/1924.
BRODERICK, David Colbreth D CA 03/04/1857-09/16/1859 Senate Mortally wounded by David S. Terry,
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of
California, in a duel in San Francisco on
09/13/1859 and died on 09/16/1859.
BYRON, William Devereux D MD 01/03/1939-02/27/1941 House Died in an airplane crash in Jonesboro, GA
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