Former Maine Sen. William “Bill” Hathaway Dies at Age 89

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Former U.S. Sen. Bill Hathaway of Maine, who also served in the House and was a prisoner of war during World War II, has died at age 89. U.S. Sen. Angus King, a former Senate staffer for the Democrat Hathaway, on Monday announced Hathaway’s death. He called Hathaway “a dear friend” and “cherished mentor.” Maine’s other U.S. Senator, Susan Collins, said that although Hathaway was in a wheelchair, he was lively and engaged the last time she saw him, in January. She said she will miss him. Hathaway parachuted from his downed B-24 bomber and was captured in Romania in 1944. The Russians eventually liberated his prison camp. He later set up a law practice in Maine, then won a House seat in 1964. Hathaway won a Senate seat in 1972, but was defeated after one term.Photo Courtesy of Sen. Angus King’s Office


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