Five-term Republican United States Senator from North Carolina who helped organize and fund the conservative resurgence in the 1970s.
After college, his first job was as a sports reporter with The Raleigh Times.
He tried in the senate, with a 16-day filibuster, to stop the approval of a federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
He married an editor for The News & Observer, Dorothy Coble, in 1942.
Joe Biden took his place in the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
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