Body of Ernest ‘Fritz” Hollings lies in repose at SC Capitol

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mourners are paying their respects to Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, the former South Carolina governor and longtime U.S. senator who died this month at the age of 97.

The body of the longtime figure in South Carolina politics lies in repose starting at midmorning Monday at the Statehouse in Columbia.

One of the last of the larger-than-life Democrats who dominated politics in the South, Hollings’ long and colorful political career included an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

When he retired from the Senate in 2005, Hollings had served 38 years and two months, making him the eighth longest-serving senator in U.S. history.

A funeral is planned Tuesday at The Citadel, where former Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Henry McMaster are among the speakers.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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