Congressman Clyburn Mourns the Passing of Peatsy Hollings

Oct 15, 2012 Issues: Congressional Issues

(Columbia, SC) – House Assistant Democratic Leader and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Peatsy Hollings, wife of former U.S. Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings.

"I am deeply saddened by the passing of my dear friend, Peatsy Hollings.  She and I became fast friends as members of the young Democrats in South Carolina in the 1960s, and that friendship only grew as the years passed.  She was a very bright light in political life -- sharp but sincere, warm but wary.  Her vibrant personality and her Southern graciousness were undeniable, and she will be sorely missed.  My thoughts and prayers are with her beloved husband and political partner, Fritz Hollings, during this very difficult time."