R. Budd Dwyer

R. Dwyer
1939 - 1987

R. Budd Dwyer  American Politician


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First Name R
Middle Name Budd
Last Name Dwyer
Full Name at Birth Robert `Budd` Dwyer
Alternative Name Budd Dwyer
Age 47 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st November, 1939
Birthplace St. Charles, Missouri
Died 22nd January, 1987
Place of Death Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Cause of Death shooting himself in the mouth with a revolver
Build Large
Hair Color Bald
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
Occupation Politician
Claim to Fame Republican PA state treasurer who committed suicide during a televised press conference

Robert Budd Dwyer (November 21, 1939 – January 22, 1987) was an American politician in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He served from 1971 to 1981 as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the state's 50th district. He served as the 30th Treasurer of Pennsylvania from January 20, 1981 to January 22, 1987. On that day, Dwyer called a news conference in the Pennsylvania state capital of Harrisburg where he killed himself in front of the gathered reporters with a .357 caliber revolver. Dwyer's suicide was broadcast later that day to a wide television audience across the state of Pennsylvania.

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