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As a former US Secretary of the Senate, I’m honored to have joined current and former Senators for two notable funerals of historic public servants in recent years. The late Strom Thurmond (R-SC), who died at age 100 in 2003, and Bob Dole (R-KS), who passed last Sunday at age 98, whose memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, my wife and I attended last Friday. I served as Dole’s third and final Secretary of the Senate over his years in the 1980s and mid-’90s as Senate Majority Leader.