Rep. Paul B. Henry Michigan Republican


August 01, 1993

U.S. Rep. Paul B. Henry, a Michigan Republican whose hard work and moderate views made him a rising star in the national GOP, died yesterday, nine months after being diagnosed with brain cancer. He was 51.

"He faced cancer without fear of death, and he and his family were inspirations to the thousands of people throughout the nation who became aware of his situation," said a statement released by his office. Mr. Henry died at his Grand Rapids Township home, the statement said.

Mr. Henry, 51, died at his Grand Rapids Township home.

Doctors removed most of a 3-inch malignant tumor from the right frontal lobe of Mr. Henry's brain Oct. 3. He easily won re-election two weeks later.

Elected to Congress in 1984 in a western lower Michigan district once represented by former President Gerald Ford, Mr. Henry had earned increasing margins of victory in each of his runs for re-election.

A Chicago native, Mr. Henry graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois and earned a master's degree and doctorate from Duke University.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, and his three children, Kara, Jordan and Megan.

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