Death of Sen. Arlen Specter

February 12, 1930 - October 14, 2012
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania | Age 82

Longtime US Senate moderate dies at 82
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PETER JACKSON, The Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended a 30-year career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations, died Sunday. He was 82.

Specter, who announced in late August that he was battling cancer, died at his home in Philadelphia from complications of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, said his son Shanin. Over the years, Arlen...

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