Delbert L Latta

Former Ohio Congressman Del Latta Dies
Father of Rep. Bob Latta served 30 years in Congress

Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, center, talks with Ohio Rep. Del Latta, left, and House Minority Leader Robert Michel of Illinois in January 1985. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

Delbert L. Latta, a former member of Congress for 30 years and the father of current Ohio Rep. Bob Latta died on Thursday. He was 96.  

Latta, known as Del, died of an extended illness at a nursing home in Bowling Green, Ohio.