Robert Strauss, former Democratic Party chair, dies at 95
March 19th, 2014
09:15 PM ET
5 months ago

Robert Strauss, former Democratic Party chair, dies at 95

(CNN) - Robert Strauss, a prominent Democratic figure who led the party at a crucial time and advised presidents, died on Wednesday, his law firm said. He was 95.

Strauss took over as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during a tumultuous period following George McGovern's landslide loss to Richard Nixon in 1972, and saw it through Jimmy Carter's election in 1976.

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