Robert Garcia, American politician, Died at 84

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Robert “Bob” Garcia was born on January 9, 1933, and died on January 25, 2017.

He was a United States Representative.

Garcia represented New York’s 21st district (South Bronx) having been elected to the New York State Assembly in 1965, the New York State Senate in 1967 and then served in Congress from 1978-90.

After the reversal of his conviction, Garcia joined Charles Colson’s “Prison Fellowship” program, which he developed to minister to those in prison.

Her father and sister, Aimee, had become pastors in the Pentecostal Church, and Garcia worked with Colson for a time.

Garcia continued to consult for public and private-sector clients on the mainland U.S. and Puerto Rico and continues to do so with Garcia Associates.

He died from an infection due to his emphysema,in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Robert Garcia passed away at 84 years old.

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