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May 15, 2023

Ronald Sarasin, former GOP congressman who helmed Capitol Historical Society, dead at 88

Ronald Sarasin, a former Republican congressman who served as the president of the Capitol Historical Society, has passed away at the age of 88. Sarasin was a dedicated public servant who spent his life working to preserve the history and legacy of the United States Capitol. Sarasin was born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1934. He attended Dartmouth College and later earned a law degree from Georgetown University. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959 before beginning his career in public service. Sarasin was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1972, representing the state of Connecticut's 5th congressional district. He served in Congress for six terms, from 1973 to 1983. During his time in office, Sarasin was known for his commitment to fiscal responsibility and his support for small businesses. After leaving Congress, Sarasin continued to serve his country in a variety of roles. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve as the director of the Office of Personnel Management, where he oversaw the federal government's personnel policies and practices. He also served as the president of the Capitol Historical Society, where he worked to preserve the history and heritage of the United States Capitol. Throughout his life, Sarasin was a passionate advocate for the importance of history and the need to preserve our nation's heritage. He believed that understanding our past was essential to building a better future. His work with the Capitol Historical Society helped to ensure that the stories of the men and women who have served in Congress and worked in the Capitol building would be remembered for generations to come. Ronald Sarasin's legacy will live on through the many contributions he made to our country. His dedication to public service and his commitment to preserving our nation's history serve as an inspiration to us all. He will be deeply missed, but his impact will be felt for years to come.