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October 26, 1999 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John H. Chafee, Rhode Island's senior senator who died late Sunday, was one of the last of a Senate breed that wielded influence far beyond its numbers: moderate Republicans who often helped reach compromise between the ideological extremes of the two parties. Chafee, 77, a 23-year veteran of the Senate, died of heart failure at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He had announced earlier this year that he would not seek a fifth term so that he could spend more time with his family.
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October 27, 1999
Sen. John H. Chafee exemplified a time and a dedication to service that is quickly fading from the American scene. A son of wealth and privilege, descended from one of Rhode Island's leading families, Chafee dedicated his life to public service--as a combat Marine, in the Rhode Island Legislature, as governor, secretary of the Navy, and for the last 22 years in the U.S. Senate. Chafee died of heart failure late Sunday. He was 77.
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NEWS
March 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
John H. Chafee, senior member of a dwindling band of Senate Republican moderates, will retire at the end of his term, strengthening Democratic chances of gaining a seat on the GOP. A three-term Rhode Island governor and four-term senator, Chafee, 76, has been the most successful Republican politician in generations in a state that is overwhelmingly Democratic. As chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, Chafee's record consistently won praise from national environmental
NEWS
October 26, 1999 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John H. Chafee, Rhode Island's senior senator who died late Sunday, was one of the last of a Senate breed that wielded influence far beyond its numbers: moderate Republicans who often helped reach compromise between the ideological extremes of the two parties. Chafee, 77, a 23-year veteran of the Senate, died of heart failure at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He had announced earlier this year that he would not seek a fifth term so that he could spend more time with his family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1999
Sen. John H. Chafee exemplified a time and a dedication to service that is quickly fading from the American scene. A son of wealth and privilege, descended from one of Rhode Island's leading families, Chafee dedicated his life to public service--as a combat Marine, in the Rhode Island Legislature, as governor, secretary of the Navy, and for the last 22 years in the U.S. Senate. Chafee died of heart failure late Sunday. He was 77.
NEWS
February 12, 1997 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of a major Senate hearing, a senior Republican senator with strong environmental credentials said that the Clinton administration's proposal to toughen national air quality standards is too harsh, signaling that the plan is in serious trouble in Congress. The comments by Sen. John H. Chafee (R-R.I.
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January 3, 1999 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For straying from Republican orthodoxy, they have been ostracized, berated and even punished by their conservative Senate colleagues. While promoting campaign finance reform, Susan Collins of Maine was never sure if any fellow Republicans would sit at her table during their weekly lunches. James M. Jeffords of Vermont felt their wrath while standing fast as the lone GOP sponsor of President Clinton's health care reform plan. For Maine's Olympia J.
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January 8, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
One Palestinian was reported killed and at least seven wounded in new clashes with Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip late Thursday as the unprecedented unrest that has rocked the occupied territories continued with no sign of a letup. On the West Bank, visiting U.S. Sen. John H. Chafee (R-R.I.) was forced to abandon a scheduled tour of the Kalandiyeh refugee camp near Jerusalem when his party was stoned by Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops dispersed the young attackers with tear gas.
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November 10, 1995 | GREGG ZOROYA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Sierra Club honored U.S. Sen. John H. Chafee recently with a Churchillian phrase crafted in the darkest hour of the Battle of Britain, when all hope rested on a handful of skilled fighter pilots. "Never," reads the inscription on the award, "was so much owed by so many. . . ." If the Rhode Island Republican is the green movement's last great hope in a hostile Congress, Chafee is an annoyance for conservatives eager to dismantle what they say is environmental regulatory abuse gone mad.
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September 18, 1993 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the summer of 1990, before the debate over the nation's health care system had spread much beyond a small cadre of policy wonks, Sen. John H. Chafee approached Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole with a proposition. The Rhode Island Republican offered to lead a GOP health care task force that would delve into the many-tentacled problem that he believed had the potential for ensnaring his party politically.
NEWS
March 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
John H. Chafee, senior member of a dwindling band of Senate Republican moderates, will retire at the end of his term, strengthening Democratic chances of gaining a seat on the GOP. A three-term Rhode Island governor and four-term senator, Chafee, 76, has been the most successful Republican politician in generations in a state that is overwhelmingly Democratic. As chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, Chafee's record consistently won praise from national environmental
NEWS
January 3, 1999 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For straying from Republican orthodoxy, they have been ostracized, berated and even punished by their conservative Senate colleagues. While promoting campaign finance reform, Susan Collins of Maine was never sure if any fellow Republicans would sit at her table during their weekly lunches. James M. Jeffords of Vermont felt their wrath while standing fast as the lone GOP sponsor of President Clinton's health care reform plan. For Maine's Olympia J.
NEWS
February 12, 1997 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of a major Senate hearing, a senior Republican senator with strong environmental credentials said that the Clinton administration's proposal to toughen national air quality standards is too harsh, signaling that the plan is in serious trouble in Congress. The comments by Sen. John H. Chafee (R-R.I.
NEWS
November 10, 1995 | GREGG ZOROYA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Sierra Club honored U.S. Sen. John H. Chafee recently with a Churchillian phrase crafted in the darkest hour of the Battle of Britain, when all hope rested on a handful of skilled fighter pilots. "Never," reads the inscription on the award, "was so much owed by so many. . . ." If the Rhode Island Republican is the green movement's last great hope in a hostile Congress, Chafee is an annoyance for conservatives eager to dismantle what they say is environmental regulatory abuse gone mad.
NEWS
November 7, 1995 | GREGG ZOROYA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Sierra Club honored U.S. Sen. John H. Chafee recently with a Churchillian phrase crafted in the darkest hour of the Battle of Britain, when all hope rested on a handful of skilled fighter pilots. "Never," reads the inscription on the award, "was so much owed by so many. . . ." If the Rhode Island Republican is the green movement's last great hope in a hostile Congress, Chafee is an annoyance for conservatives eager to dismantle what they say is environmental regulatory abuse gone mad.
NEWS
September 18, 1993 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the summer of 1990, before the debate over the nation's health care system had spread much beyond a small cadre of policy wonks, Sen. John H. Chafee approached Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole with a proposition. The Rhode Island Republican offered to lead a GOP health care task force that would delve into the many-tentacled problem that he believed had the potential for ensnaring his party politically.
NEWS
November 7, 1995 | GREGG ZOROYA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Sierra Club honored U.S. Sen. John H. Chafee recently with a Churchillian phrase crafted in the darkest hour of the Battle of Britain, when all hope rested on a handful of skilled fighter pilots. "Never," reads the inscription on the award, "was so much owed by so many. . . ." If the Rhode Island Republican is the green movement's last great hope in a hostile Congress, Chafee is an annoyance for conservatives eager to dismantle what they say is environmental regulatory abuse gone mad.
NEWS
September 26, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Senate, seeking to lift a Reagan Administration "gag rule," passed a measure allowing doctors at federally funded family planning clinics to provide information about abortion. The Senate, by a 63-35 vote, approved an amendment Tuesday night that was introduced by Sen. John H. Chafee (R-R.I.) designed to provide women a complete range of options for unintended pregnancies.
NEWS
January 8, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
One Palestinian was reported killed and at least seven wounded in new clashes with Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip late Thursday as the unprecedented unrest that has rocked the occupied territories continued with no sign of a letup. On the West Bank, visiting U.S. Sen. John H. Chafee (R-R.I.) was forced to abandon a scheduled tour of the Kalandiyeh refugee camp near Jerusalem when his party was stoned by Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops dispersed the young attackers with tear gas.
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