Henry Hyde, the former Illinois Congressman who presided over the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, has died.

Hyde’s grandfatherly demeanor hid a tough-as-nails politician from the rough-and-tumble world of machine politics.

Former Rep. Henry Hyde, abortion foe, dies at 83

Leader of the House Managers, Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) speaks with members of the press in this file image from January 21, 1999 after the White House defense team ended their opening arguments in the impeachment trial of President Clinton. Hyde, 83, died November 28, 2007. (Win McNamee/Files/Reuters)Reuters – Former U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde, an
ardent opponent of abortion who presided over the House of
Representatives impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died on
Thursday after heart bypass surgery earlier this year,
Republican leaders said.

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