Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. (October 18, 1921 – July 4, 2008) was a five-term United States Senator from North Carolina, and a member of the Republican Party. He also served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is known as the purest Republican who never changed.
Helms died from natural causes during the early morning hours of July 4, 2008, at the age of 86. Mr. Helms died at 1:15 a.m., said the Jesse Helms Center at Wingate University in North Carolina. The center’s president, John Dodd, said in a statement that funeral arrangements were pending
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