August 14, 2013 8:59 PM
Former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be among the political luminaries speaking at a Thursday morning memorial service for late veteran strategist Bill Lynch.
David Dinkins, who credits Lynch with helping him become the city’s first African-American mayor and later made him a top deputy, will also deliver a eulogy at The Riverside Church, as will Rep. Charles Rangel, Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, and ex-New York Secretary of State Basil Paterson.
Lynch died last Friday of complications of kidney disease. He was 72.
Fondly nicknamed the “rumpled genius” for his political insight, Lynch provided advice on the White House bids of both Clintons, as well as those of Jackson, Edward Kennedy, Walter Mondale, and John Kerry.