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R. Budd Dwyer
Birth: Nov. 21, 1939
Saint Charles
St. Charles County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1987
Harrisburg
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

Pennsylvania State Official. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1965 to 1970, and a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1970. From 1985 to 1987 he served as the Pennsylvania State Treasurer. He was scheduled to appear on January 23, 1987, in front of a federal judge for charges of bribery, conspiracy to commit fraud, and five counts of mail fraud. If convicted, he faced up to 55 years in prison, a fine of up to $300,000, and the loss of his job. The day before these legal proceedings, Dwyer held a news conference to apprise the public of his status. After a short speech, he handed out envelopes to be read later on, including one for his wife. He then walked to the front of the room and pulled out a .357 magnum pistol. After telling anyone who would be offended to leave the room, he put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. 
 
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  Joanne Grappy Dwyer (1939 - 2009)*
 
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Cause of death: Suicide
 
Burial:
Blooming Valley Cemetery
Blooming Valley
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 18, 1999
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R. Budd Dwyer
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