Sherwood Boehlert, a G.O.P Moderate in the House, Dies at 84

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A champion of environmentalism who chided climate-change skeptics, he was among the last of the relatively progressive Rockefeller Republicans.
Sherwood L. Boehlert, a 12-term moderate Republican congressman from upstate New York who bucked his party's right-wing shift by standing firm as an ardent environmentalist, died on Tuesday in a hospice care center in New Hartford, N.Y. He was 84.

The cause was complications of dementia, his wife, Marianne Boehlert, said.

As a member of the House from 1983 to 2007 and chairman of the Science Committee from 2001 to 2006, Mr. Boehlert (pronounced…
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