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As posted by the New York Daily News.

Bill And Hillary Clinton, David Dinkins To Pay Tribute To Bill Lynch At Memorial Service

Former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be among the political luminaries speaking at a Thursday morning memorial service for late veteran strategist Bill Lynch.

bill lynch official portrait.jpgDavid Dinkins, who credits Lynch with helping him become the city’s first African-American mayor and later made him a top deputy, will also deliver a eulogy at The Riverside Church, as will Rep. Charles Rangel, Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, and ex-New York Secretary of State Basil Paterson.

Lynch died last Friday of complications of kidney disease. He was 72.

Fondly nicknamed the “rumpled genius” for his political insight, Lynch provided advice on the White House bids of both Clintons, as well as those of Jackson, Edward Kennedy, Walter Mondale, and John Kerry.

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Former President Bill Clinton and Former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton: “Bill Lynch had a heart even bigger than the city he served. Whether he was fighting for working families at AFSCME or running political campaigns or working in City Hall, Bill always put people first. He was a friend to both of us over many years. We admired his integrity and his generosity, including his support for scores of community and philanthropic organizations. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Mary and their family. New York has lost a champion and they have lost a loving husband and a devoted father.”

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