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R Budd Dwyer


Politician who also served like a Republican person in the Pennsylvania Condition Senate representing the state’s 50th area from 1971 to 1981 so that as the state’s Treasurer from 1981 until his loss of life in 1987. 1 day before his sentencing on bribery costs, he known as a press meeting where he publicly dedicated suicide. He was created in Saint Charles, Missouri and gained a Master’s level in Education from Allegheny University. He was a soccer coach and interpersonal studies instructor at Cambridge Springs SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. In the 2010 documentary Honest Guy: THE LIFE SPAN of R. Budd Dwyer, the person whose testimony convicted Dwyer, William T. Smith, accepted to laying under oath about Dwyer going for a bribe. His widow, Joanne Dwyer, passed on in ’09 2009. He previously children called Robert and Dyan. Soon after becoming convicted of taking a bribe, he published to Chief executive Ronald Reagan pleading for any presidential pardon.

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Date Of Birth November 21, 1939
Place Of Birth Missouri
Profession Politician
Education Allegheny College
Nationality American
Spouse Joanne Dwyer
Children Dyan Dwyer, Robert Dwyer
Parents Alice Mary Budd Dwyer, Robert Malcolm Dwyer
Movies Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer
Star Sign Scorpio

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1His suicide has been featured (as used footage, not dramatic reenactments) in twelve films.
2His suicide is the subject of the song "Hey Man, Nice Shot" by the rock group Filter.
3On the day before his court appearance, he held a press conference where he insisited on his innocence, handed out papers to his staff, and then committed suicide by self-inflicted gunshot (.357 Magnum revolver) on live television.
4On January 23, 1987, he was scheduled to appear before a federal judge to face charges of bribery, conspiracy to commit fraud, and five counts of mail fraud. If he was convicted, he faced up to 55 years in prison, a fine of up to $300,000, and the loss of his position in the state government.
5Was a Pennsylvania State Treasurer from 1985 until his death in 1987.
6Became a Pennsylvania State Senator in 1970.
7Member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 1965-1970.

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Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer2010DocumentaryHimself
Loren Cass2006Himself
Terrorists, Killers & Middle-East Wackos2005Video documentaryHimself
Bowling for Columbine2002DocumentaryHimself - Televised Suicide (uncredited)
2001: The Final Breath2000Video documentaryHimself - Televised Suicide (uncredited)
Absolute Punishment: The Ultimate Death Experience Part 21998Video documentaryHimself - Press Conference Suicide (uncredited)
Banned! In America1998Video documentaryHimself - Televised Suicide (uncredited)
Shock-X-Treme, Vol. 1, - Snuff Video1997Video documentaryHimself - News Conference Suicide (uncredited)
The Many Faces of Death, Part 61995Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Death: The Ultimate Horror1995Video documentaryHimself - Televised Suicide (uncredited)
Executions II1995Video documentaryHimself - Televised Suicide (uncredited)
Traces of Death1993Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Death Scenes 21992Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Video Macumba1991Video documentaryHimself - Televised Suicide (uncredited)
T.V. Sphincter1987Video documentaryHimself, Committing Suicide (uncredited)

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