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Longtime Montgomery County Council member Bill Hanna dies

Former Rockville mayor and longtime Montgomery County Council member William E. Hanna Jr., who played a key role in turning the I-270 corridor into a center for biotechnology companies, died Jan. 15. He was 89. Mr. Hanna's political career began in the late 1960s as a member of the Rockville...

By Emma Brown  | January 18, 2011; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ted Sorensen dies: JFK's speechwriter was 82

Update: A full obituary has been posted. Ted Sorensen, who served as President John F. Kennedy's adviser and primary speechwriter, died today at New York Presbyterian Hospital of complications from a stroke he suffered last week. He was 82. President Kennedy, left, with Sorensen. (AP Photo/John F. Kennedy Presidential Libary...

By Emma Brown  | October 31, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Politics  | Tags:  Theodore Sorensen died; ted sorensen died; ted sorensen obituary; ted sorensen john f. jennedy; ted sorensen jfk  
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Nestor Kirchner dies: Powerful Argentine politician was 60

Nestor Kirchner, the former president of Argentina and husband of the current president, Cristina Fernandez, died today of a heart attack. He was 60. Mr. Kirchner served as president from 2003 to 2007, when his wife became the country's second female president (after Isabel Martínez de Perón, who served during...

By Emma Brown  | October 27, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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William Saxbe, 94, Attorney General Under Nixon, Dies

William Saxbe, 94, a tobacco-chewing, gun-toting Republican U.S. Senator from Ohio who became the fourth U.S. attorney general under President Nixon, and later called the commander-in-chief a liar who led "one of the most inept" administrations in history, died Aug. 24. In January 1974, Mr. Saxbe was sworn in as...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | August 25, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Politics, T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  AT&T, attorney general, nixon, richard nixon, saturday night massacre, watergate, william saxbe  
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Chicago pol Dan Rostenkowski remembered

Dan Rostenkowski is the second powerful pork-barrel politician whose career was ended by allegations of ethics violations to die this week -- after Ted Stevens, who died Monday in an Alaskan plane crash. Mr. Rostenkowski left too many stories to fit into his obituary. For example: When Rep. Kent Hance...

By Emma Brown  | August 11, 2010; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ted Stevens has died, family spokesman says

The Associated Press is reporting that Mitch Rose, a spokesman for Ted Stevens' family, has confirmed the former Alaskan senator's death. In his 40 years in the Senate, Stevens unapologetically brought home billions of federal dollars and was a major force in shaping his vast state, Mr. Stevens, 86, was...

By Emma Brown  | August 10, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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