Funeral services for longtime Congressman

By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email

A Hoosier lawmaker said to be instrumental in writing the 1965 voting rights act will be remembered this week.

Longtime democratic congressman U.S. Representative Andrew Jacobs, Jr. died Saturday at the age of 81. He represented Indianapolis in Congress from 1965 to 1973 and from 1975 to 1997.

There will be a visitation and funeral at the Indiana statehouse on Friday. It begins at 10 a.m. at the rotunda. Governor Mike Pence and U.S. Rep. Andre Carson will speak during the funeral, which begins at noon.

Rep. Carson holds the seat Jacobs held when he retired in 1997

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