John V. Tunney, Boxer’s Son Who Lasted One Term in the Senate, Dies at 83
Mr. Tunney seemed to be a rising star in the Democratic Party until a Senate re-election loss sent him into early political exile because of turbulent times.
John V. Tunney, a famous boxer’s son who became a congressman and then a senator from California and seemed to be a rising star in the Democratic Party, only to be sent into early political exile because of turbulent times, his own miscalculations and the quirkiness of the Golden State, died on Friday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 83.The cause was prostate cancer, said his brother Jay Tunney.John Tunney seemed to have a charmed political life until 1976, when at age 42 he lost his Senate sea...
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