STEIGER, Sam, (1929 - 2012)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

STEIGER, Sam, a Representative from Arizona; born in New York City, March 10, 1929; attended grade and high schools in New York City; attended Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and Colorado A.&M., Fort Collins, Colo.; was a commissioned officer in the United States Army serving as a tank platoon leader in Korea; was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart; engaged in ranching and horse breeding in Prescott, Ariz.; served two terms in the State senate in 1960-1964; was Vietnam war correspondent for two local newspapers in 1965; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate in 1976 for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; special assistant to Governor Evan Mecham, 1987-1988; died on September 26, 2012, in Prescott, Ariz.