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Sen. John Maduro Dead at 87

March 25, 2009 – Eleven-term Virgin Islands Senator John Maduro, 87, died Monday evening at his home. He had recently suffered heart problems.
Maduro was one of the titans of the Legislature; his tenure spanned 22 years from the Third Legislature in 1959, when the body was in its formative years.
Maduro hit the ground running, starting his first two terms as secretary. He served as Senate president twice, and vice president once.
His daughter, Mable Maduro, called her father "a man of the people." Speaking Tuesday afternoon, Maduro said, "He did things his way and lived his life to the fullest. He was always engaged in his law practice, helping people in his own little way. He was quite informed; he carried with him a lot of history."
Maduro said funeral arrangements will be announced later in the week.

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