WASHINGTON - Banking lobbyists remembered former House Banking Committee Chairman Henry B. Gonzalez, who died Tuesday at age 84, as a respected adversary.

Mr. Gonzalez, who had been ailing on and off since 1997, died in a San Antonio hospital. Family members had taken him to the hospital after he awoke Tuesday feeling ill, said a spokesman for his son, Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez, D-Tex. The cause of death was not given.

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