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Harry Reid, Nevada senator who served 8 years as majority leader, dies at 82



LAS VEGAS (KLAS)— Harry Reid, an American politician who represented Nevada in the U.S. Senate for 30 years has died. Reid was recognized as a winner who fought for the point out that he cherished.  

Previous U.S Sen. Reid was described as just one of the most highly effective politicians in state record.

Reid, who was 82, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 28.


Reid served in the U.S. Senate for 30 a long time, together with eight decades as Democratic the vast majority chief, and was the longest-serving senator in Nevada record when he retired in 2017.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued the subsequent statement

To say Harry Reid was a big doesn’t completely encapsulate all that he completed on behalf of the point out of Nevada and for Nevada families there will under no circumstances be one more chief really like Senator Reid. To me, he was a mentor, a father determine, and an individual I trusted to usually give it to me straight.  

I am heartbroken by the news of his passing. Kathy and I extend our deepest condolences to his loved ones, buddies and beloved ones. We are in particular considering of Harry’s eternally really like, Landra. 

Possibly what I value most about Senator Reid’s legacy is he never forgot who he was or where he arrived from. From humble beginnings in Searchlight, he grew to become just one of the state’s most effective and fiercest advocates in Washington, DC. He used his daily life and his career fighting the superior combat for all Nevadans. I experience fortunate to have acknowledged him.  

I’m past grateful for the moments we shared. He will be so deeply skipped but the mark he remaining on the Silver State will previous eternally.” 


Nevada Govenor Steve Sisolak

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer called Reid a single of the most incredible people today he’s fulfilled.

All through his time in business, Sen. Reid was pretty vocal, specifically for the Democratic occasion.


Reid was one particular of only 3 senators to have served at minimum eight several years as vast majority chief.

In 2018, Reid underwent most cancers surgical procedures.

In 2020, Reid’s pancreatic cancer was in remission soon after he had an experimental treatment aimed at serving to his immune system battle the illness.

On Dec. 15, 2021, Las Vegas airport was renamed Harry Reid Global Airport in his honor.

Harry Reid was born on Dec. 2, 1939. He was lifted in Searchlight, Nevada, south of Las Vegas.


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