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Paul Tsongas was a United States Representative from the 5th congressional district in Massachusetts from 1975 to 1979. Tsongas then won the seat of United States Senator from 1979 to 1985. Tsongas attempted to win the Democratic presidential nomination for the 1992 election but was unsuccessful. Tsongas played an integral role in his support over the historic preservation and conservation of different environmental causes as well as his pro-business style approach to economics. Tsongas also played a major role in the development and growth of the National Parks System and helped the passage of the Alaskan National Lands Conservation Act of 1980. From the late 1970's until his death in 1997, Tsongas battled non-Hodgkin lymphoma.