Schroeder to retire
Known for his commentary on international relations and US politics, Rupert Cornwell also contributes obituaries and occasionally even a column for the sports pages. With The Independent since its launch in 1986, he was the paper's first Moscow correspondent - covering the collapse of the Soviet Union – during which time he won two British Press Awards. Previously a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and Reuters, he has also been a diplomatic correspondent, leader writer and columnist, and has served as Washington bureau editor. In 1983 he published God's Banker, about Roberto Calvi, the Italian banker found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge.
Thursday 30 November 1995
Washington - The Democrat Patricia Schroeder of Colorado, the longest serving woman member of the US House of Representatives and one of its best known liberals, announced yesterday she was retiring after 22 years on Capitol Hill, writes Rupert Cornwell. Meanwhile Jesse Jackson Jr, 30, son of the civil rights leader, won Tuesday's Democratic primary in a central Chicago district, virtually ensuring himself a Congress seat.
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