Notable 2017 Political Obituaries

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    I remember him on the old Nightline program during the hostage situation...
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    Influential former Iranian leader Rafsanjani dead at age 82
    January 8, 2017 — Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a wily political survivor and multimillionaire mogul who remained among the ruling elite despite moderate views, died Sunday, state TV reported. He was 82.
     
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    National leader of the Congress of Racial Equality passes away at 82...
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    Roy Innis, Black Activist With a Right-Wing Bent, Dies at 82
    JAN. 10, 2017 - Roy Innis, the autocratic national leader of the Congress of Racial Equality since 1968, whose right-wing views on affirmative action, law enforcement, desegregation and other issues put him at odds with many black Americans and other civil rights leaders, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 82.
     
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    Man who revolutionized Chinese writing system passes on...
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    China's Zhou Youguang, father of Pinyin writing system, dies aged 111
    Sat, 14 Jan 2017 - Zhou Youguang, who created a system to turn characters into words using Roman letters, dies aged 111.

     
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    Harry Reid?
     
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    Hillary Clinton
     
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    Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin passes on...
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    Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies
    Mar. 19, 2017 — Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, dies Sunday. He was 87. Breslin died at his Manhattan home of complications from pneumonia, his stepdaughter, Emily Eldridge, said.
     
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    Grandson of Standard Oil Co-Founder, Dies at 101...
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    David Rockefeller, Grandson of Standard Oil Co-Founder, Dies at 101
    Mar 20 2017 - David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families, died Monday. He was 101.
     
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    Babi Yar poet dies at age 83...
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    ‘Babi Yar’ poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies at age 83
    Mon, Apr 03, 2017 - Yevgeny Yevtushenko, an internationally acclaimed poet with the charisma of an actor and the instincts of a politician whose defiant verse inspired a generation of young Russians in their fight against Stalinism during the Cold War, died on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he had been teaching for many years. He was 83.
     
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    Carter era Nat'l. Security Adviser passes away...
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    Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89
    MAY 26, 2017 - Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic theorist who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s, died on Friday at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89.
     

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