Alcee Hastings, Impeached Judge Elected to House, Dies at 84 (1)

April 6, 2021, 4:28 PM

Democratic Representative Alcee Hastings, the longest serving member of Florida’s Congressional delegation, has died, according to a statement from his family. He was 84.

Hastings announced in January 2019 that he was being treated for pancreatic cancer, calling the diagnosis “traumatizing news,” but saying his treatment was “a battle worth fighting.”

His family said Hastings “lived a full life with an indelible fighting spirit dedicated to equal justice.”

Hastings, who served in Congress since 1993, represented a district that includes parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

His political career was marked by comebacks, and sometimes controversy. He was...

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