Newly Sworn-In GOP N.H. House Speaker Dies Of COVID-19, Autopsy Shows

New Hampshire House Speaker Dick Hinch speaks on Dec. 2 during an outdoor legislative session at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. Hinch died of COVID-19 on Dec. 9, just a week after he was sworn in as leader of the state

New Hampshire Republicans elected Rep. Dick Hinch as speaker of the House after the GOP took control of the chamber in November. Hinch’s death, now known to be of COVID-19, was announced Wednesday.

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