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Ex-Congressman Dies

By Mark Walsh — November 08, 2005 1 min read

John N. Erlenborn, 78, who was a 10-term U.S. representative from Illinois and a longtime member of what was then the House Education and Labor Committee, died Oct. 30. A Republican, he served from 1965 to 1985, and in 1980 he was a leader in the unsuccessful effort to derail the creation of the federal Department of Education.

A version of this article appeared in the November 09, 2005 edition of Education Week