Death of Strom Thurmond

December 5, 1902 - June 26, 2003
Edgefield, South Carolina | Age 100

Longest-serving Senator in U.S. history, dies at 100
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Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, the longest-serving senator in US history, has died. He was 100.

The one-time Democratic segregationist who helped fuel the rise of the modern conservative Republican Party in the South died on Thursday.

Thurmond, whose physical and political endurance were legendary, retired on January 5, 2003, after more than 48 years in office. He had been living in a newly renovated wing of a hospital in his hometown of Edgefield since he returned...

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