Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bill and Hillary Clinton Will Pay Tribute To Bill Lynch Tomorrow

As posted by the New York Daily News.

Bill And Hillary Clinton, David Dinkins To Pay Tribute To Bill Lynch At Memorial Service

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.

bill lynch official portrait.jpgDavid 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.

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