Del Latta, American politician, Died at 96

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Delbert Leroy “Del” Latta was born on March 5, 1920, and died on May 12, 2016.

He was an American politician.

Latta was a member of the United States House of Representatives, where served on the Agriculture and Rules Committees, as well as being appointed to serve on the Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings.

He was a Republican from Ohio.

Latta studied law and taught at Ohio Northern University.

Del Latta was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1968.

Del Latta was selected as a Republican to the 86th and to the 14 succeeding Congresses from Jan. 3, 1959 to Jan. 3, 1989.

Del served on the House Budget Committee from 1975 to his retirement in 1989.

During 1981, Latta co-sponsored the Gramm-Latta Omnibus Reconciliation Bill which implemented President Ronald Reagan’s economic program, including an increase in military spending and some cuts in discretionary and mandatory spending.

That law was mandated the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 (the Kemp-Roth Tax Cut).

During 2003, the Bowling Green, Ohio, Post Office was designated the Delbert L. Latta Post Office Building, Public Law 108-50.

Rose Mary Kiene was his wife, they had 2 children.

Del Latta passed away 96 yrs old.

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