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 John Porter East

John Porter East

Birth
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Death 29 Jun 1986 (aged 55)
Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 7A, Site 207
Memorial ID 5220 · View Source
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US Senator. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a 1st Lieutenant. He was elected as a Senator from North Carolina 1to the United States Senatemk serving from 1980 to 1981. Suffering from ill-health, he killed himself in his auto in a garage attached to his Greenville, North Carolina home on June 29, 1986. In a 1990 news report, it was reported that his widow, Priscilla, filed a law suit against United States Navy doctors for negligence and that the suit was dismissed by a Federal Judge in Washington, D.C.. In the suit, it was indicated that he left behind a suicide note blaming Naval physicans "for ruining my health."


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5220
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Porter East (5 May 1931–29 Jun 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5220, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .