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2008-07-05 21:00:01

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Jesse Helms will probably be remembered as one of the leading figures in the rise of the Republican Party in the South _ a person who helped move conservative Democrats to the GOP, according to historians and political experts who watched his career. To some, Helms is a figure out of the old cotton South _ a figure like South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond or Alabama Gov. George Wallace _ best known for eliciting rebel yells for his unstinting opposition to the civil rights...

2008-07-05 06:00:03

By Rob Christensen, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 5--Former U.S. Sen. Jesse A. Helms, the son of a Monroe police chief who rose to national prominence to become one of the lions of the American right, died Friday. He was 86. During a career that spanned more than a half-century as a reporter, congressional aide, banking lobbyist, city council member, hard-hitting television commentator and finally senator, Helms helped define what it means to be a conservative. Helms,...

2008-07-05 00:00:03

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Former U.S. Sen. Jesse A. Helms, the son of a Monroe, N.C., police chief who rose to national prominence to become one of the leading lions of the American right, died Friday. He was 86. During a career that spanned more than a half-century as a reporter, congressional aide, bankers lobbyist, city councilman, hard-hitting television commentator and finally U.S. senator from North Carolina, Helms helped define what it means to be a conservative. Helms, the five-term senator...

2008-07-04 18:00:03

By Ann Doss Helms Steve Lyttle Marion Paynter and Sara Klemmer, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jul. 4--NAME -- Jesse Alexander Helms. AGE -- Born Oct.18, 1921 in Monroe, N.C. EDUCATION -- Monroe public schools; Wingate Junior College and Wake Forest College. FAMILY -- Wife, Dorothy Coble Helms; children Jane Knox, Nancy Grigg and Charles Helms; seven grandchildren. CAREER -- Navy, 1942-1945; city editor at The Raleigh Times; administrative assistant to Democratic Sens. Willis...


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