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May 2 in history

7:26 AM, May 2, 2013  |  Comments
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May 2, 1959 - Robert Lynch, assemblyman 20 years, dies: Robert E. Lynch, 78, Democratic assemblyman prior to his retirement last year, died Friday evening.

The assemblyman was extremely popular with his constituents in a section with a mainly Republican voting record.

A graduate of Notre Dame University, he became baseball coach there and then coached at Northwestern University, Northwestern Academy and Clemson College. He played in and managed professional baseball with clubs in the old Wisconsin-Illinois League, the American Association and the Western, Eastern, and Southern Leagues.

While serving his first term in the Assembly, he backed a bill for state participation in the Green Bay Tercentennial celebration in 1934. He later served as secretary of the Tercentennial Commission.

As a baseball player, Mr. Lynch captained the Notre Dame team for two years and then played shortstop and captained the famed Logan Squares of Chicago. This team achieved fame for its defeats of the Chicago White Sox and Cubs.

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