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Former East Texas state rep. dies at age of 85

Jack Boynton Strong (Source: State Preservation Board) Jack Boynton Strong (Source: State Preservation Board)
LONGVIEW, TX (KTRE) -

Former State Rep. Jack Boynton Strong died Tuesday at the age of 85.

Visitation for Strong will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on August 6 at the Rader Funeral Home in Longview. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on August at the city’s First Methodist Church.

Strong was born on Feb. 18, 1930.

Strong, a Democrat, represented parts of East Texas through four legislative sessions, or January 1963 through January 1971.

He represented District 2. He first represented Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, and Shelby counties. Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood counties were added to his district in 1967.

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