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Congressman Fleischmann Comments On The Passing Of Howard Baker, Jr.
WASHINGTON− Upon hearing the news of former Senate Majority Leader Mr. Howard H. Baker, Jr.’s passing, Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement.
“It is with deep sadness today that I learned about the passing of one of Tennessee’s greatest statesmen, Mr. Howard Baker. As both the Senate Majority Leader and President Reagan’s Chief of Staff, Howard had an unparalleled ability to lead and build consensus allowing him to shape our nation as few before or after him ever have. His impact on the Republican Party and our country as a whole will forever be remembered. Brenda and I offer our sincerest condolences to his wife, family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. I was blessed to have learned from Howard while serving as his Congressman and know that his spirit and legacy will continue to live on for years to come.”
As a native of Huntsville, TN, Mr. Howard H. Baker, Jr. served as Tennessee’s first popularly elected Republican Senator from 1967 until 1985. While in the U.S. Senate, Mr. Baker was elected to represent his colleagues as both Minority Leader and then Majority Leader. In 1987, Mr. Baker transferred to the Executive Branch where he served as President Ronald Reagan’s Chief of Staff.