Former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan’s Longest-Serving Senator, Dies at 87

Former Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), a 36-year veteran of the Senate, has died at the age of 87, his family said late on Thursday. The late senator’s death was announced by the Levin Center at Wayne State University in Detroit in a statement that described him as a “dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, and life-long public servant.” “For those who were lucky enough to be a part of his early work in Detroit, his decades in the Senate, and beyond, he was an inspirational leader and so much more,” the statement said. “He will be remembered for his relentless intellect and work ethic, his humility, his humor, and his strength of character.” The statement did not list a cause of death. However, Levin, the longest-serving senator in Michigan history, had been battling lung cancer, a diagnosis he revealed in a memoir published in March this year. He died …Read More

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