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Taiwan Quick Take: DPP legislator dies at 64

STAFF WRITER WITH CNA

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Chang Chuan-tien (張川田) died of liver failure yesterday at the age of 62. He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. Chang first showed signs of ill health while giving a speech in Ilan County in July. He was hospitalized on Aug. 24, but his condition did not improve. He died early yesterday at his home in Ilan County. Chang was a founding member of the 20-year-old DPP. He served two terms in the now-defunct National Assembly and three terms as a member of the Legislative Yuan. He was deputy convener of the DPP's legislative caucus during his second term as a legislator and served as a convener in the current legislature's transportation and discipline committees. Chang graduated from Tunghai University in 1973 with a BA in political science. During his first and second terms as a lawmaker, he used his leisure time to attend the Graduate Institute for National Development, where he obtained a master's degree.

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