January 5

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Jan 5, 1994:

Former Speaker Thomas P. Tip O'Neill dies

Former Speaker of the House Thomas P. Tip O'Neill dies in Boston at age 81. O'Neill entered politics in 1936 when he was elected to the Massachusetts House where he served until 1952. In 1953 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat and was voted Speaker of the House in 1977. He served in that duty until he retired in 1987.

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