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UPDATE: Longtime Missouri congressman Volkmer dies at age 80

Monday, April 18, 2011 | 8:24 a.m. CDT; updated 11:34 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 18, 2011

ST. LOUIS — Harold L. Volkmer, a 20-year Democratic congressman from northeast Missouri known for his advocacy of the rights of gun owners, has died. He was 80.

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