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June 26, 2007

Byron M. Baer, a longtime proponent of open government and a champion of the underdog who served in the New Jersey Legislature for more than three decades, died Sunday.

Mr. Baer, a Democrat who represented Bergen County, died of complications from congestive heart failure at the Lillian Booth Actor's Fund of America home in Englewood, his wife, Linda, said.

In April 2006, Baer received national recognition for his work when he was inducted into the Open Government Hall of Fame.

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