Gavel

He Made the Gavel Boehner Wielded

Slagle made the gavel that Boehner used as speaker. (Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly File Photo)

Former Speaker John A. Boehner mourned the loss of a mentor and friend Tuesday who created the gavel the Ohio Republican used to lead the House.  

Richard "Dick" Slagle, of Middletown, Ohio, died at 90 years old.