Lowell Weicker, former Connecticut governor and US senator, dead at 92

Former Republican Senator Lowell P. Weicker passed away at the age of 92 on Wednesday. Weicker, who also served as Governor of Connecticut from 1991 to 1995, passed away at a hospital in Middletown after a short illness, according to a family statement. The Republican was first elected to Connecticut’s General Assembly in 1962. He was later elected to the U.S. Senate, serving from 1971 to 1989. Weicker served on the Senate’s special committee on Watergate in 1973. BIDEN STANDS BY CALLING XI A ‘DICTATOR’ AFTER COMMENT ANGERS CHINA “It is with great sadness that we learn the news of the passing of former Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.,” Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont tweeted on Wednesday. “I am directing U.S. and state flags lowered in his honor effective immediately.” This is a breaking news story, check back with us for more updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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