Moderate politician who served as a Pennsylvania Senator from 1981 to 2011. He notably switched his party affiliations from Democrat to Republican in 1965 but switched back in 2009.
He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
He was an assistant counsel for the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination of John F. Kennedy and he personally helped devise the 'single bullet theory'.
He married Joan Levy in 1953.
He was a multi-term United States Senator, which was also the case for Chuck Schumer.