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State Senator, Judge John C. Coolahan dies at 80
John Carroll Coolahan, a decorated Marine and former member of the Maryland Senate who acquired the reputation as the "Lion of Halethorpe" when he opposed construction of the Baltimore Metro rail system, died Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital. Family members said he fell in snow Dec. 26 and died after surgery. He was 80.
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun
December 31, 2012