Peter N. Kyros, 86 | Maine congressman

Posted: July 19, 2012

Peter N. Kyros, a Democrat who represented Portland, Maine, in the U.S. House for four terms, died July 10 - the day before his 87th birthday - at George Washington University Hospital of respiratory failure.

Kyros was a lawyer in private practice in Portland before serving in the House from 1967 to 1975.

In Congress, he helped oversee legislation involving conservation and wildlife protection, and he promoted the passage of a law establishing a 200-mile offshore commercial fishing boundary.

After he lost his seat in 1974, Kyros served as a State Department liaison to Congress on shipping issues in the early 1980s. - Washington Post

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