Sen. East Hospitalized for Urinary Infection
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ Sen. John East, R-N.C., has been hospitalized for the third time this year, this time for treatment of what the senator said Monday was ″a flareup on my urinary tract.″
East, 54, announced last week that he wouldn’t seek re-election in 1986 because of his health. He threw his support for the Republican Senate nomination to David Funderburk, a Campbell University professor and former U.S. ambassador to Romania.
East told the Washington Daily News he has no plans to resign. In a telephone interview with the newspaper from Pitt County Memorial Hospital, East said he had been in the hospital since Saturday.
East said he was taking a variety of medications and was ″doing pretty well.″
Brenda Peaden of the hospital administrator’s office, said East was in stable condition.
The senator said his ailment probably will keep him from returning to Senate business in Washington for a few weeks.
East, who suffered polio and is confined to a wheelchair, has been recuperating at his Greenville home after hospitalization in Washington for a thyroid disorder. He had been treated for a urinary tract infection earlier this year.