Former Congressman Andy Jacobs’ Funeral To Be Held Friday

Andy Jacobs, Jr., died this weekend in his Indianapolis home.

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Jacobs served 14 terms as a United States congressman. Many lawmakers have released statements praising his leadership and say he will be missed in both Indiana and Washington.

Updated 7:46 p.m.

Former Indiana Congressman Andy Jacobs, Jr.’s funeral is being held Friday at 12 p.m.

Gov. Mike Pence and Democratic Congressman Andre Carson plan to give remarks during the service.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Former Indiana Congressman Andy Jacobs, Jr. died over the weekend at the age of 81.

Jacobs, a Democrat, was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1964, and lost his seat only once in 1972 to former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut.

Gov. Mike Pence released a statement praising Jacobs’ leadership in Indiana and Washington.

“Andy Jacobs, Jr.’s contributions to the life of our state and nation are incalculable and I mark his passing with a sense of personal loss,” Pence said. “Andy Jacobs personified the kind of principled and compassionate leadership that Hoosiers most admire and he will be greatly missed.”

A former Marine, Jacobs was known for his early outspoken opposition to the Vietnam War.  He was also a longtime member of the House Ways and Means Committee and helped draft the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Jacobs served 14 terms as a congressman representing Indiana’s 10th Congressional District until his retirement in 1997.

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