Statement on the Death of H.R. Gross


September 24, 1987


H.R. Gross was a dedicated and hard-working public servant. Referred to as ``the conscience of the House,'' he met his responsibilities with care, wisdom, and old-fashioned common sense. He did his homework and earned the respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. As a Representative, he sought to do what was best for his constituents and always thought long and hard about spending taxpayers' money.


Before coming to Washington, he was a journalist in Iowa, where we worked together at radio station WHO in Des Moines. I have many fond memories of H.R. Gross, and Nancy joins me in extending our deep sympathy to Hazel and their family.