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Sex Scandal Prompts Reynolds To Resign

Sat., Sept. 2, 1995

Rep. Mel Reynolds, convicted of sexual relations with an underage campaign volunteer, said Friday night that he will resign his congressional seat effective Oct. 1.

The 43-year-old lawmaker, whose private life was thrown open to the world in embarrassing sexual detail, made the announcement before a national TV audience on CNN’s “Larry King Live.”

Reynolds told King at the opening of the scheduled hourlong interview that he had instructed his aides to notify House Speaker Newt Gingrich of his intention to resign.

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