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Obituaries

May 20, 2024

Pete McCloskey 'was all about saving the earth'

The late attorney was well-known as a Marine, a congressman and quixotic presidential candidate. But more than anything, he was an environmentalist.

New York Times News Service

More than 11 years ago, 85-year-old Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey - a partner with Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP best known as a longtime congressman and environmental advocate - marched down to Martin's Beach south of Half Moon Bay looking to get arrested.

McCloskey, who died May 8 of congestive heart failure at his home in the small Yolo County town of Winters at the age of 96, and partner Joseph W. Cotchett were representing the Surfrider Foundation along with oth...

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