Thursday, July 27, 2006

Winthrop Rockefeller

Well, I guess I know how I missed this, because it happened just the day after the wedding, but Winthrop Rockefeller, the Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, has passed away. Wow. He was just about the same age as my parents. He had a blood disorder, and I remember his family asking people to be tested for bone marrow matches. What a shame. His father single-handedly opened Arkansas politics up to two parties, and in effect brought Arkansas government that much closer to a democracy. I suppose Winthrop could have had a huge impact, if his time weren't cut short.

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