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Information on Paul David Wellstone (1944-2002), a longtime political science professor at Carleton College in Northfield who became a two-term United States Senator representing Minnesota. Wellstone was in a tight race for a third term when his plane crashed near Eveleth, killing him, his wife and daughter, and five others, in late October 2002.
Anti-war senator Wellstone dies in plane crash
Report on the death of Minnesota Democrat Paul Wellstone, a liberal who was the only senator facing re-election to oppose the use of military force in Iraq. Includes biographical timeline. [The Guardian]
Former Carleton Professor Paul Wellstone Killed in Plane Crash
News release from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where Paul Wellstone taught political science for more than twenty years. Photos, remembrances.
The life of Paul Wellstone
The story of his political career from his first run for U.S. Senate in 1990 to his death in 2002. 1990 campaign ads in RealVideo, speeches by the late senator and others in RealAudio, photos. From Minnesota Public Radio.
Portrait and biographical essay, with numerous links to related topics.
The Political Was Personal
Photo essay in Mother Jones, on Paul Wellstone as a political campaigner.
Sen. Paul Wellstone, 1944-2002
Brief biography, photos, news articles and interviews in RealAudio format. From National Public Radio.
Wellstone, Paul David (1944-2002)
Curriculum vitae and portrait.
Remembering Paul Wellstone
Yes, he had the courage of his convictions. But he galvanized ordinary people because of the nature of his principles. An effort to bring fairness and compassion to the world would be the most fitting tribute. [In These Times] (November 08, 2002)
For the People
Op-ed piece by Paul Krugman recalls Paul Wellstone as a true populist. Requires free registration. [New York Times] (October 29, 2002)
Paul Wellstone: Not a Faker, Just Plain Honest
It's obvious why the Minnesota Senator's death is a blow to liberals. But conservatives admired Wellstone as well. [Wall Street Journal] (October 28, 2002)
Senate loses a giant
Washington correspondent Nick Bryant profiles the late Senator Wellstone. [BBC News] (October 28, 2002)
Wellstone's Death and the Congressional Balance of Power
Analysis of the probable effect of the Senator's sudden death on the 2002 elections in Minnesota and nationwide, by Adam Nagourney. Requires free registration. [New York Times] (October 27, 2002)
A Liberal With a Wrestler's Stance
Minnesotan Bill Holm remembers Wellstone and his unique approach to life and politics. Requires free registration. [New York Times] (October 26, 2002)
A Lifetime Together, Serving the People
Article about Paul's wife Sheila Wellstone, their daughter Marcia Markuson, and others who died in the plane crash. Requires free registration. [New York Times] (October 26, 2002)
Minnesota Crash Kills Wellstone, Clouding Fight Over Senate
Report on the plane crash which killed Senator Wellstone, his wife and daughter, and five others. Includes brief tributes from Tom Harkin, Ralph Nader. Requires free registration. [New York Times] (October 26, 2002)
Editorial marking the death of a fighter, a maverick, a decent man. Requires free registration. [New York Times] (October 26, 2002)
Paul Wellstone, 58, Icon of Liberalism in Senate, Dies
Full-length obituary of the firebrand, by David E. Rosenbaum. Requires free registration. [New York Times] (October 26, 2002)
Environmental Champion Wellstone Dies in Plane Crash
Report on the death of Senator Paul Wellstone, an outspoken supporter of conservation and environmental causes. [Environment News Service] (October 25, 2002)
A Lifetime Spent as an Unapologetic Liberal
A short account of Wellstone's Senate career. Requires free registration. [The New York Times] (October 25, 2002)
Minnesota senator killed in plane crash
Brief article on the death of Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila, daughter Marcia, and five others. Audio files of radio news story and interview, multimedia file of televised profile of the liberal senator's career. [CBC News] (October 25, 2002)
Paul Wellstone Dies in Tragic Plane Crash
A profile of the man regarded by progressives as the conscience of the Senate. [AlterNet] (October 25, 2002)
Paul Wellstone, Unabashed Liberal
Editorial eulogizing the representative of "the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party." [The Progressive] (October 25, 2002)
Paul Wellstone: 1944-2002
Short profile of the liberal champion of the little guy. [Time] (October 25, 2002)
Paul Wellstone: An Appreciation
Op-ed piece. The senator was a "good guy," a principled liberal who will be missed by even his conservative opponents. [Wall Street Journal] (October 25, 2002)
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