- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

HUGHESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Thomas Tigue, a former Democrat state representative from northeastern Pennsylvania has died. He was 70.

The Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home in Pittston is handling arrangements and confirms that Tigue died Monday.

Tigue served 12 consecutive terms in the 118th Legislative District before retiring in 2006.

Tigue was a Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam. He chaired the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and was a key player in developing the Military Family Relief Assistance Program.

Tigue was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Dianne, last year.

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