other notable deaths


September 28, 2006

Joel T. Broyhill, 86, who represented northern Virginia for more than two decades in Congress and escaped from a German prison camp in World War II, died Sunday of congestive heart failure and pneumonia at his home in Arlington.

A Republican first elected to Congress in 1952, he developed a reputation for constituent service that became legendary.

He was also known for his opposition to the establishment of home rule in the District of Columbia, and he frequently clashed with Walter Washington, who would become the city's first mayor, and Marion S. Barry Jr., who was a community activist during Mr. Broyhill's time in Congress.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.