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Themis Klarides

Former long-time Newtown lawmaker dies at 91

Former veteran state Rep. Julia Wasserman of Newtown, who escaped Nazi Germany as a girl, has died at the age of 91. The nine-term Republican member of the House of Representatives died early Tuesday morning at Danbury Hospital. The Connecticut Post reported Wasserman recently suffered a heart attack. Wasserman was first elected to the General Assembly in 1990. She served nine, two-year terms. House Minority Leader Themis Klarides (THEHM'-his KLEHR'-ih-dehs) said Wasserman "had a remarkable life and career and was the consummate public servant." She said Wasserman was respected by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives. U.S. Sen....