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NLM Mourns Loss of Former New York Congressman Major Owens

“Major Owens, a long-time member of the US House of Representatives and the first professional librarian to serve in Congress died October 21, 2013. He was 77. A good friend of the National Library of Medicine and of libraries in general, Owens represented a Brooklyn, New York congressional district from 1983 to 2007. Among other achievements, he was credited with helping pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.” (via NLM)

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