Harry Reid dead and Obituary – cause of death American lawyer and politician

Harry Mason Reid (December 2, 1939-December 28, 2021) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the U.S. Senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2017. He led the Senate Democratic Caucus from 2005 to 2017, and served as the Senate Majority Leader from 2007 to 2015.

 American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from Nevada

Reid began his public career as the city attorney for Henderson, Nevada, before being elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1968. Reid’s former boxing coach, Mike O’Callaghan, chose Reid as his running mate in the 1970 Nevada gubernatorial election, and Reid served Served as Lieutenant Governor of Nevada from 1971 to 1975. After losing his bid for the U.S. Senate and the mayor of Las Vegas, Reid served as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission from 1977 to 1981. From 1983 to 1987, Reid represented the first district of Nevada in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Reid was elected to the United States Senate in 1986 and served in the Senate from 1987 to 2017. He served as the Senate Democratic Whip from 1999 to 2005 before succeeding Tom Daschle as Senate Minority Leader. Control of the Senate, Reid became the majority leader of the Senate in 2007. He held this position during the last two years of George W. Bush’s presidency and the first six years of Barack Obama’s presidency.

As the leader of the majority party, Reid helped pass the Obama administration’s major legislation, such as the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In 2013, under Reid’s leadership, the Democratic majority in the Senate controversially invoked the “nuclear option” to cancel the 60-vote request to end the obstruction of the presidential nomination, rather than the nomination of the United States Supreme Court.

Republicans controlled the Senate after the 2014 U.S. Senate election, and Reid served as the minority leader of the Senate from 2015 until his retirement in 2017.

Reid was replaced by Chuck Schumer as the leader of the Senate Democratic Party, and his leadership campaign was recognized by Reid. Along with Alben W. Barkley and Mike Mansfield, Reid is one of only three senators who have served as majority leader for at least eight years.

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