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NJ Senator Lautenberg Dies At Age 89

NJ Senator Lautenberg Dies At Age 89

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died early Monday after struggling with health issues in recent months.

NBC News confirmed that the 89-year-old Democratic senator – the oldest member of the chamber – passed away from viral pneumonia that had sidelined him from the Senate for much of this year.

Lautenberg was first elected to the Senate in 1982, and served into that capacity through 2001, when he initially retired. State Democrats beckoned him back into public life, though, in 2002 following the withdrawal of their candidate during a competitive race.

NBC News

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