5-Term Arizona congressman Sam Steiger dies at 83

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Sam Steiger By Andrew Michalscheck Sam Steiger By Andrew Michalscheck

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- Former Arizona congressman Sam Steiger has died in Prescott.

A Yavapai County official says the 83-year-old Steiger died Wednesday. The cause of death wasn't immediately available Friday.

The former Prescott mayor had been absent from the political scene since suffering a stroke in September 2002.

Steiger served five terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, two terms as an Arizona state senator and one term as mayor of Prescott.

Funeral plans and a list of his survivors weren't immediately available.