Monday, February 8, 2010
Congressman John P. Murtha of Johnstown died today at 1:18 p.m. at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. The 77-year old became Pennsylvania's longest serving member of Congress Saturday, February 6th. A spokesperson for the Congressman says his family was at his bedside when he died. Murtha was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in February of 1974. Murtha was in the hospital being treated for complications from gallbladder surgery.