L. Mendel Rivers
American politicianDied when: 65 years 91 days (783 months)
Star Sign: Libra
Lucius Mendel Rivers (September 28, 1905 – December 28, 1970) was a Democratic U.S.Representative from South Carolina, representing the Charleston-based 1st congressional district for nearly 30 years.
He was chairman of the House Armed Services Committee as the U.S. escalated its involvement in the Vietnam War and especially known as the disgusting pervert who called for Hugh Thompson Jr's court martial for his heroic actions during the My Lai Massacre.