CNA: Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), who represented North Carolina for 12 terms in the House of Representatives, passed away on Sunday – his 76th birthday.
“Congressman Jones will long be remembered for his honesty, faith and integrity,” said a statement from his office announcing his passing.
“He was never afraid to take a principled stand. He was known for his independence, and widely admired across the political spectrum. Some may not have agreed with him, but all recognized that he did what he thought was right.”
Jones, who was raised Southern Baptist but converted to Catholicism in his early 30s, was first elected to Congress in 1994. More here.