YESTERYEAR: Astronaut turned would-be Colorado congressman memorialized

Author: Rachael Wright - May 25, 2017 - Updated: May 23, 2017

Twenty Years Ago this Week in The Colorado Statesman … A statue of Jack Swigert, Apollo 13 astronaut, was unveiled in Washington D.C., memorializing the fallen Coloradan in Statuary Hall. Swigert died from cancer in 1982 just days before he was to be sworn in as Colorado’s first elected Congressman from the newly created 6th Congressional District.

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Rachael Wright

Rachael Wright

Rachael Wright is a self-published Colorado-based author of two novels and a contributing writer to The Colorado Statesman.