Passing of Fritz Hollings

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Passing of Fritz Hollings

Postby Rvaughn » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:15 pm

Ex-Sen Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings of South Carolina dies at 97
Hollings, whose long and colorful political career included an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, retired from the Senate in 2005, one of the last of the larger-than-life Democrats who dominated politics in the South.

He had served 38 years and two months, making him the eighth longest-serving senator in U.S. history.

Nevertheless, Hollings remained the junior senator from South Carolina for most of his term. The senior senator was Strom Thurmond, first elected in 1954. He retired in January 2003 at age 100 as the longest-serving senator in history.
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Re: Passing of Fritz Hollings

Postby William Thornton » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:48 am

One of my favorite people. He once took a verbal shot at Sam Donaldson's "rug," toupee. Classic.
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