Longtime New York State Senator Bill Larkin dead at 91

Former New York State Senator Bill Larkin, a World War II and Korea War veteran who spent more than four decades serving the Empire State before retiring last year at 90, has died, his family announced Sunday.

“America and the State of New York have lost a dedicated public servant, soldier and statesman,” the family said in a statement. “Our family lost a husband, father grandfather, great-grandfather and so much more.”

The Albany legend and legislative war horse died Saturday night, his spokesman Brian Maher said. He was 91.

Born in Troy, NY in 1923, Larkin served in the US Army for more than 23 years before embarking on his political career.

He served as a Republican state senator beginning in 1991.

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