Lowell Palmer Weicker

May 16, 1931

92 Year(s)

June 28, 2023

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Epitaph

Lowell Weicker, a true servant of the people and a champion of individuality in American politics. His unwavering commitment to public service, steadfast dedication to principle, and courage to break with convention continue to inspire.

Biography

Lowell Weicker was an American politician and member of the Republican Party who served as a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and the 85th Governor of Connecticut. Born in Paris, France, to American parents, Weicker grew up with a privileged background. After graduating from Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law, he served in the U.S. Army before entering politics.

 

Weicker's political career was marked by his distinct individualism. In the House of Representatives, he was known for his outspokenness and independence. As a Senator, he earned a reputation as a political maverick, often breaking with his party on key issues. His role in the Watergate hearings, where he was not afraid to challenge the Nixon administration, cemented his image as an independent thinker.

 

Weicker's governorship from 1991 to 1995 was defined by fiscal reform, most notably the implementation of an income tax, which was met with significant controversy. After politics, he remained active in public life, advocating for healthcare reform and disability rights, embodying his lifelong commitment to public service and the well-being of the American people.

 

 

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