Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

The Hawaii senator has died from "respiratory complications"


Associated Press
December 18, 2012 4:05AM (UTC)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The office of Sen. Daniel Inouye (ih-NOH'-way) says the Medal of Honor recipient and 50-year veteran of the Senate has died of respiratory complications at a Washington-area hospital.

The 88-year-old Inouye was the longest serving senator and was president pro tempore of the Senate, third in the line presidential succession.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Inouye's death on the Senate floor.


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