non-Hodgskins lymphoma

Arlen Specter, Veteran Pa. Senator, Dead At 82

10/14/2012

Arlen Specter, the longtime moderate Jewish Republican senator from Pennsylvania whose surprise party switch helped pass President Obama's health-care reforms, has died.

Specter, 82, died Sunday at his Philadelphia home following a long struggle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, his family told The Associated Press.

He was first elected to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania in 1980, and his 30 years as a senator was a record in his state.

Arlen Specter bucked the Republican party on social issues and health funding
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