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Statement from NEH Chairman Jim Leach on the Death of Senator Ted Kennedy

WASHINGTON (August 26, 2009)—“With the passing of Ted Kennedy, the nation has lost a public servant steadfastly committed to concerns of humanity and the humanities. No senator has been a more consistent and compelling advocate for progressive causes over the past half century.”

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