Bond-Friendly Congressman Robert Matsui Dead at 63

Newman, Emily
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/4/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32042, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports the sad demise of Robert T. Matsui, the third-ranking Democratic member of the House Ways and Means Committee and a long-time proponent of tax-exempt bond-friendly legislation. Matsui, 63, died after battling a rare blood disease. The Sacramento, California, congressman died at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Initially, he checked after contracting pneumonia as a complication of myelodysplastic syndrome, which affects the bone marrow and leaves the body vulnerable to illness. Matsui was the first elected to the US Congress in 1978.


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