Harris W. Fawell

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Harris W. Fawell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1999
Preceded byJohn N. Erlenborn
Succeeded byJudy Biggert
Member of the Illinois Senate
In office
Personal details
Harris William Fawell

(1929-03-25)March 25, 1929
West Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedNovember 11, 2021(2021-11-11) (aged 92)
Naperville, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

Harris William Fawell (March 25, 1929 – November 11, 2021) was an American politician. He was a Republican member of the Illinois Senate from 1963 to 1977, and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1968 and 1988.

In 1976 Fawell ran unsuccessfully for the Illinois Supreme Court. In 1984, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Illinois' 13th district where he served until his retirement in 1999.[1]

In 2008, Fawell endorsed his home state's junior United States Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States, against his party's nominee, Arizona senator John McCain.[2]

Fawell died on November 11, 2021 in Naperville, Illinois from problems caused by Alzheimer's disease, aged 92.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Profile, Votersmart.org; accessed February 7, 2017.
  2. "Former GOP Congressman Endorses Obama". Huffington Post.
  3. Goldsborough, Bob. "Longtime U.S. Congressman from Naperville, Harris W. Fawell, dead at 92". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2021-11-14.

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