The Courier-Journal has reported that former congressman Gene Snyder who served 11 terms has died at age 79.

 Snyder was born in Louisville on Jan. 26, 1928, to Marion Gustavus and Lois E. Snyder. He attended the local public schools and graduated from duPont Manual High School. He attended the University of Louisville and got a law degree from the old Jefferson School of Law. While he was in college, Snyder became active in politics, working as a precinct captain before he was old enough to vote.
 The Snyder Freeway circling Louisville was named after Congressman Snyder.
He died at home with his wife Patricia just before midnight. Funeral arrangements weren’t immediately available.

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