Howard Wolpe en Remembering Howard Wolpe <p>A large turnout is expected today&nbsp;at <a href="">a memorial service</a> for <a href="">former&nbsp;Michigan congressman Howard&nbsp;Wolpe.&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></p><p><a href="">Wolpe died October 25<sup>th</sup></a> at his home in Saugatuck. He was 71.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Former Michigan congressman Mark Schauer&nbsp;will be among the speakers at the memorial service at Western Michigan University. He says Wolpe was a mentor and inspiration.&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;He made his decisions based on principles and values&hellip;and intelligence. And always trying to do what&rsquo;s right for the people he represented,&quot; says&nbsp;Schauer.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="">Wolpe represented Kalamazoo in&nbsp;Congress for seven terms</a>&nbsp;and ran&nbsp;unsuccessfully for governor in 1994. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:08:18 +0000 Steve Carmody 5368 at Remembering Howard Wolpe Remembering Howard Wolpe <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">Howard Wolpe died Tuesday night, and even though he wasn&rsquo;t terribly old, chances are you don&rsquo;t remember him. That is, unless you follow politics closely, or grew up in Kalamazoo.</font></font></font></font></p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:49:02 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 4717 at Remembering Howard Wolpe Former congressman Howard Wolpe dead at age 71 <p>Former Michigan Congressman and Democratic candidate for Governor <a href=";authType=name&amp;authToken=5JYK&amp;locale=en_US&amp;pvs=pp&amp;trk=ppro_viewmore">Howard Wolpe</a> died Tuesday night at the age of 71.</p><p><em>&ldquo;Congressman Howard Wolpe was a champion for Michigan and one of the strongest Democrats I&#39;ve ever known,&quot;</em> said current Michigan Congressman Gary Peters (D-09)&nbsp;.<em> &quot;Howard was a true representative of the people and his legacy will never be forgotten. I&#39;m deeply saddened to learn of his passing and my condolences go out to his family, friends and loved ones.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Wolpe served in the&nbsp;Michigan Legislature before being elected to the U.S. House in 1978. For seven terms he represented Michigan&rsquo;s Third District.&nbsp;Redrawn district boundaries prompted him to retire in 1992.</p><p>Wolpe also served as a diplomat in&nbsp; the Clinton and Obama administrations. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:39:49 +0000 Vincent Duffy 4712 at Former congressman Howard Wolpe dead at age 71