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Sarbanes Remembered as Quiet But Determined

December 8th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Paul Sarbanes, who served five terms as a United States Senator from Maryand, died Sunday at the age of 87.  Sarbanes won election to the Senate in 1976 after serving in the House of Representatives for six years.  Known as a quiet politician, Sarbanes wrote the first article of impeachment against Richard Nixon, and later was a co sponsor of the Sarbanes Oxley financial reforms.

In his three decades in the United States Senate, Sarbanes was not normally in the midst of political debate, but was part of the fray when resources for the Democratic minority came to the floor…