Chalmers P. Wylie, the former Ohio congressman who served as House Banking's ranking Republican during the S&L crisis, died Friday. He was 77.

"Chalmers Wylie represented a unique and perhaps bygone era in American politics," said the committee's current chairman, Iowa Republican James A. Leach. Mr. Wylie was "a public servant who was a quiet war hero and gentleman legislator," he said.

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