Mar 29 2005

SHELBY STATEMENT ON DEATH OF FORMER SENATOR HOWELL HEFLIN

Senator Shelby said, “I was deeply saddened to hear of Senator Heflin’s recent passing. Howell and I were friends and colleagues for many years, and it was a pleasure to serve with him in the United States Senate.

Judge Heflin was one of the most respected figures in Alabama politics. He truly loved his state and served it well for many years. As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, he helped to modernize Alabama’s legal system.

Senator Heflin was devoted to his family, his state and his country. As a World War II hero, he put his love of country above all else. He made remarkable contributions to Alabama and the nation, and his warm-hearted personality will be remembered by all who knew him.

Annette and I will keep Mrs. Heflin and their family in our thoughts and prayers. We will all miss him.”

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