Small Town Talking About Cunningham
Not long after, Cunningham moved back to California and eventually became an eight-term Republican congressman. He resigned Monday after pleading guilty to corruption and tax evasion charges, shocking many of his former schoolmates. Cunningham was originally from California, but his family moved to Missouri when he was in seventh grade. He graduated from high school in Shelbina, about 40 miles west of Hannibal, before joining the Navy. Former classmate Bill Miles says Cunningham clearly made some bad choices, but believes Cunningham is still a good person.
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