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Jesse Helms dies Raleigh, NC 4 Jul 2008 age 86
Posted by: Linda Leake Amerson (ID *****6692) Date: July 09, 2008 at 07:11:14
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Conservative icon Jesse Helms dead at 86

Posted: Jul. 4, 2008
Updated: Jul. 7, 2008

Raleigh, N.C. Jesse Helms, the firebrand United States senator whose outspoken, conservative views polarized North Carolina and U.S. voters for decades, died at 1:15 a.m. Friday in Raleigh, according to John Dodd, president of the Jesse Helms Center.

He joins the second, third and fifth presidents of the United States John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe who also died on Independence Day.

He was 86. His cause of death was not released. Helms will lie in repose on Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Hayes Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh. His funeral is at 2 p.m. Tuesday also at the church. A private burial will follow.

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