Who Was Edmund Muskie And Why Did He Cry In Public?


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Edmund Muskie was born on March 14, 1914 and passed away on March 26, 1996. He was a United States senator.

He was a leading contender for the 1972 Democratic Party presidential nomination, but his campaign was derailed when, angered by a vicious attack on his wife by a New Hampshire newspaper editor revealed that the newspaper attack was part of a "dirty tricks" campaigned orchestrated by Richard Nixon's reelection committee. One of those who accused Edmund Muskie of lacking "stability" because he cried for Republican National Committee chairman, Bob Dole. However, four years later, Bob Dole began crying in public on a regular basis, going so far as to weep at Richard Nixon's funeral. There is no record of Bob Dole ever apologizing to Edmund Muskie.

Edmund Muskie died in Washington DC, in the United States in 1996 of congestive heart failure. He was 81 years old. He is buried in the Arlington National Cemetery.

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