Former governor talks about being ‘in a constant state of disbelief’ as he dies
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DANA POINT, Wyo.
(AP) Former Gov.
John Montagu died on Monday at age 93.
Montagu was a Democrat who served from 1965 to 1970, when he ran for president, and was the first governor to win the White House.
He also was a prolific fundraiser and an advocate for education and public health issues, according to his son, David Norris.
Montagas death was first reported by the AP.
He was the fifth governor to die of cancer in the past four years.
He was born in Idaho, grew up in a rural Idaho town and graduated from Idaho State University in 1964.
He ran for governor in 1970, but lost to the Republican incumbent, Pete Hoekstra, by just 0.6 percentage points.
He became the first U.S. governor to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1994 and was hospitalized in the hospital and in a coma for several months.
The Arizona senator died of cancer on Monday.
His wife, Mary Ann, told the Associated Press he had been diagnosed with the cancer last spring and had undergone several rounds of chemotherapy.
She declined to say whether he had survived the last four rounds of chemo.
The couple has three children, David, Mary and Elizabeth.
DANA POINT, Wyo.(AP) Former Gov.John Montagu died on Monday at age 93.Montagu was a Democrat who served from 1965 to…