Agence France-PresseMarch 20, 2014 10:23
Robert Strauss, a Washington insider and lobbyist who led the Democratic Party and advised presidents, died Wednesday. He was 95.
His law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, grieved the loss of a "colleague, mentor and friend."
"To US leaders, he was a trusted counselor and an honest broker. And to those across the aisle or the table, he was a man of integrity who always sought common ground," it added.
"His wisdom, judgment and foresight were matched only by his sense of humanity, and we are as diminished by his loss as we were enriched by his life."