Jane Muskie

 

 

Age: 77

 

Summary: widow of Senator Edwin Muskie (D-Maryland) whose husband seemed to cry when defending his wife during his 1972 run for the democratic nomination for president, an incident that likely derailed the senator's run and his eventual loss, who was defending statements made by William Loeb, a newspaper editor, that accused him of making ethnic slurs and his wife using "colorful language" on the campaign trail, and then was accused by conservatives of being too mentally unstable to handle the job.

 

 

Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease

 

Born: February 12, 1927

 

Died: December 25, 2004

 

Location: Bethesda, Maryland