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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 7:52 am | Updated: 11:22 am, Fri Jun 27, 2014.

Howard H. Baker Jr., a soft-spoken Tennessee lawyer who served three terms in the Senate and became known as “the great conciliator” in his eight years as the chamber’s Republican leader, died Thursday at his home in Huntsville, Tennessee. He was 88.

His death was announced on the Senate floor by the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who called him “one of the Senate’s most towering figures.”

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