Former Iowa Congressman Berkley Bedell dies at age 98

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Courtesy KCAU

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Former Iowa congressman and businessman Berkley Bedell has died at age 98. Tom Bedell says his father died Saturday after suffering a stroke earlier in the week.

Berkley Bedell represented northwest Iowa’s 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1987. He also founded Pure Fishing, a fishing tackle business, based in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price and Fourth District Chair Penny Rosfjord said in a statement that Bedell fought hard to protect farm families in times of crisis and to help the middle class.

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