Harry Reid, the former United States Senate majority leader and the longest-serving Nevada congressman, has died at the age of 82.
Landra Reid said her husband died peacefully Tuesday after battling pancreatic cancer for four years.
The former boxer-turned-lawyer is widely recognized as one of Congress’ most prominent deal negotiators. During a 34-year career in Washington, DC, Reid was respected in the behind-the-scenes strife and kept the Senate controlled by Democrats in his two presidencies – President George Walker Bush and President Barack Obama – through a crippling recession and Republican takeover of the House of Representatives after the elections last year. 2010.
He retired in 2016 after an accident that left him blind in one eye.
In May 2018, Reid revealed that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had begun treatment. [em/rs]