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Thu Jul 29, 2021, 09:55 PM

Carl Levin, Michigan's longest serving U.S. senator, dies at 87

Source: Detroit Free Press

Carl Levin, a liberal Democrat who rose from a prominent Detroit family to become Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator and helped set military priorities and investigate corporate behavior for decades before retiring in 2015, died Wednesday. He was 87 years old.

The Levin Center at Wayne State University's Law Center put out a statement late Wednesday, saying, "With great sadness and heavy hearts, the (center and family) announce the passing of Senator Carl Levin."

Levin disclosed in his recently published memoir, "Getting to the Heart of the Matter: My 36 Years in the Senate," that he was diagnosed with lung cancer nearly four years ago, when he was 83.

A defender of Senate traditions, even when his own party moved to change them, Levin, who was trained as a lawyer, twice served as chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee, despite having never served in uniform himself. . .



Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2021/07/29/carl-levin-dies/7983742002/



Great senator. great man.

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Reply Carl Levin, Michigan's longest serving U.S. senator, dies at 87 (Original post)
Faygo Kid Jul 2021 OP
greenjar_01 Jul 2021 #1
padah513 Jul 2021 #12
Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2021 #2
question everything Jul 2021 #3
FireUpChips10 Jul 2021 #4
bahboo Jul 2021 #5
Devil Child Jul 2021 #6
2naSalit Jul 2021 #7
orleans Jul 2021 #8
Kid Berwyn Jul 2021 #9
KT2000 Jul 2021 #10
Hekate Jul 2021 #11
BeckyDem Jul 2021 #13
gopiscrap Jul 2021 #14
oasis Jul 2021 #15
BumRushDaShow Jul 2021 #16
DownriverDem Jul 2021 #17
turbinetree Aug 2021 #18

Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 10:00 PM

1. A good man

 

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 06:33 AM

12. +1000

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 10:05 PM

2. Aww. I always like him.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 10:32 PM

3. May his memory be blessed

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 10:43 PM

4. He was one of my early political role models.

I was very lucky to have him as one of my senators for almost 27 years (from when my family moved to Michigan until he retired).

A true public servant who always respected regular people.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 10:47 PM

5. damn...one of the good ones....

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 10:53 PM

6. Rest in Peace Sen. Levin

 

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Thu Jul 29, 2021, 11:27 PM

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Thu Jul 29, 2021, 11:43 PM

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 12:45 AM

9. A man of integrity.

He fought the Good Fight. He made the United States of America into a better nation.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 03:32 AM

10. A great man for the whole country

He was fearless in the face of corporations and a military that wanted to keep secrets. He used his power for the benefit of all. RIP Senator Levin.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 04:42 AM

11. RIP Senator Levin, and thanks for all your public service

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 11:28 AM

13. He was a wonderful man and great in the senate. Best at over sight, just fantastic.

RIP

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 01:32 AM

14. rest in peace

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 02:27 AM

15. Hard working, no drama legislator.

Rest in peace Carl Levin.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:57 AM

16. I just spotted this wonderful tweet from PA State Attorney General Josh Shapiro, re: Levin




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Josh Shapiro
@JoshShapiroPA
My first job in public service was answering phones for Sen. Levin in 1995. I learned so much just listening to him ask questions. He was kind to all and never forgot where he came from. A true mensch. May Carl’s memory be a blessing.
Levin Center
@Levin_Center
With great sadness and heavy hearts, the Levin Family and Levin Center at Wayne Law announce the passing of Senator Carl Levin – a dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, and life-long public servant.

https://law.wayne.edu/levin-center/pdfs/cml_statement_two_pages_final.pdf
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R.I.P. Mr. Levin.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 09:21 AM

17. Great Senator

for my State. I heard him many times over the years. RIP

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