Former South Carolina Rep. James R. Mann, 90, remembered for his work on the articles of impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon, died Monday in Greenville, S.C. He had Alzheimer's disease.
Mr. Mann, a Democrat, served two terms in the South Carolina legislature and was elected twice as Greenville and Pickens County solicitor before he was elected to represent South Carolina's Fourth District in Congress from 1969 to 1979.
In the middle of his tenure, Mr. Mann helped craft the articles of impeachment against Nixon, forging a consensus on the House Judiciary Committee, his son James R. Mann Jr. said.
Opting not to seek a sixth term in Congress, Mr. Mann returned to Greenville to open a private practice, assisting clients with a variety of criminal and civil cases, his son said.
Mr. Mann also stayed active in his time outside the law office, becoming a senior Olympian and winning dozens of gold medals for high jump, tennis and horseshoes, his son said.