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Former U.S. Senator, John Culver, dead at 86

(DES MOINES REGISTER) — John Culver, a former Democratic U.S. senator and congressman, has died. He was 86-years-old.

The Des Moines Register says Culver died Wednesday at his home in Washington, D.C.

Culver was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1974. Before that, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Iowa’s Second Congressional District.

According to our coverage partners at the Telegraph Herald, Culver was instrumental is helping Dubuque obtain the city’s floodwall.  When it was completed in 1973, the wall was christened with Culver’s name to recognize his efforts.

Culver’s son, Chet, served as Iowa’s governor from 2007-2011.

Sara Belmont

Assistant News Director

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