MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) _ Richard G. Shoup, a former mayor and congressman, died Saturday. He was 71.
He served Missoula as alderman and mayor before winning the seat of five-term U.S. Rep. Arnold Olsen in 1970.
Shoup lost his House seat to Max Baucus in 1974, making him one of dozens of Republican officeholders hurt by the Watergate scandal.
In fact, Shoup had called for President Nixon’s resignation in August 1974, and later said that President Ford erred in pardoning him.
Shoup, who worked as a lobbyist for the Union Pacific Corp. from 1975 to 1983, lived in Arlington, Va.
He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters.