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Longest serving Alabama state representative dies of cancer


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The longest serving member of the Alabama House of Representatives has died. 

House spokesman Clay Redden confirms in a statement that state Rep. Ron Johnson, of Sylacauga, died Tuesday of complications from liver cancer. Johnson was 76.

Johnson had served in the House since 1978, representing District 33 which includes parts of Clay, Coosa and Talladega counties.

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