Ex-Senator, Movie Star and Watergate Counsel Fred Thompson Dies

National – Fred Dalton Thompson, born on August 19, 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama died on November 1, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee after a recurrence of lymphoma. He was 73.

Fred once said that the experiences he had growing up in small-town Tennessee formed the prism through which he viewed the world and shaped the way he dealt with life.  Fred stood on principle and common sense, and had a deep love for and connection with the people across Tennessee whom he had the privilege to serve in the United States Senate.  He enjoyed a hearty laugh, a strong handshake, a good cigar, and a healthy dose of humility.  Fred was the same man on the floor of the Senate, the movie studio, or the town square of Lawrenceburg, his home.”

“Fred believed that the greatness of our nation was defined by the hard work, faith, and honesty of its people.  He had an enduring belief in the exceptionalism of our country, and that America could provide the opportunity for any boy or girl, in any corner of our country, to succeed in life. ”

Thompson, born in 1942, served in the Senate from December 1994 to January 2003.

Below are some clips of Fred Dalton Thompson’s Best Movie Moments

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