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Statement on the Death of Representative Sonny Bono

January 06, 1998

Hillary and I were deeply saddened to learn this morning of the death of Representative Sonny Bono. His joyful entertainment of millions earned him celebrity, but in Washington he earned respect by being a witty and wise participant in policymaking processes that often seem ponderous to the American people. He made us laugh even as he brought his own astute perspective to the work of Congress. Hillary and I express our condolences to Representative Bono's wife and children and to his constituents and all Americans who appreciated his humor, his voice, and his devoted service to his community and Nation.

William J. Clinton, Statement on the Death of Representative Sonny Bono Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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