[at-l] Farewell, Granny D

Steve Landis s.landis at comcast.net
Wed Mar 10 19:28:04 CST 2010

On 3/10/2010 2:01 PM, Jan Lite wrote:
> One of my heroes.
> Would that we could all live such lively, engaged Golden Years:
> "Doris "Granny D" Haddock died peacefully today in her Dublin, New
> Hampshire family home at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010. She was 100
> years old. Born in 1910 in Laconia, New Hampshire, she attended Emerson
> College and lived through two world wars and the Great Depression. She
> was an activist for her community and for her country, remaining active
> until the return of chronic respiratory problems four days ago.
> She walked across the United States at the age of 90 in the year 2000,
> in a successful effort to promote the passage of the McCain-Feingold
> Campaign Finance Reform Act. In 2004, Granny D decided to challenge
> incumbent Senator Judd Gregg for his US Senate seat. She hoped to
> demonstrate that ordinary people can run for office and win with the
> support of small donations from individuals. Despite a shortened,
> grassroots campaign without the benefit of any advertising dollars,
> Granny D garnered an impressive 34% of the vote."


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