Former Assemblymember Lou Papan dies
Photo courtesy SmartVoter.org
By Emmett Berg
April 29, 2007
Former state Assemblyman Lou Papan died in a Burlingame hospital
tonight after complications from an apparent heart attack, according
to a statement.
Peninsula Medical Center spokeswoman Margie O'Clair said Papan's
family members have requested privacy during the passing. Information
on funeral arrangements and a family statement would come later,
Born in Springfield, Mass., Papan was named Elias Papandricoupolos,
according to a campaign Web site. Because the doctor who delivered
him was not familiar with the name Elias, he wrote Louis on the
birth certificate. Before Papan entered school, he spoke only
Papan was a Daly City councilman, real estate broker and insurance
agent. He served in the Assembly from 1972-86 and again from 1996-2002,
earning the nickname the Dean of the Assembly.
In 2006 the 77-year-old Papan fell short in his bid for the Democratic
nomination for state senate in District 8.
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