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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) answers questions following the weekly Democratic policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol September 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Reid answered questions about the midterm elections and the remaining legislative agenda for the Senate. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

 

Former Senate Majority Leader & Nevada Born, Harry Reid passed away today at the age of 82He had a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Reid served five terms in the U.S. Senate.  He was the longest-serving senator in Nevada’s history.

Reid was a boxer and took what he learned in the ring to help mold how he approached tasks.  He was elected to the state assembly at the age of 28, after returning to Nevada.

Most recently, to honor Reid, McCarren International Airport was renamed to Harry Reid International Airport.