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Otis Pike Obituary

8/31/1921 - 1/20/2014| Visit Guest Book
Otis Pike (AP Photo)
Otis Pike (AP Photo)
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former New York Democratic Congressman Otis Pike has died at age 92 in Florida.

Lois Pike Eyre says her father died Monday at a Vero Beach hospice after a long illness.

Pike served 18 years in Congress before deciding to retire in 1978.

In the mid-1970s, he chaired the House Select Committee on Intelligence, which investigated questionable CIA activities. The agency considered the Pike Committee inquiry as a dramatic shift in Congress and the first significant House investigation of the U.S. intelligence community since the CIA's creation in 1947.

After he retired from Congress, Pike wrote a syndicated column for Newhouse Newspapers for 20 years.

Pike was born in Riverhead, N.Y. He served in the Marines as a pilot in the Pacific during World War II.




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