Funeral For Former VT Senator Jim Jeffords Being Held Friday

By Joe Gullo

Published 08/21 2014 05:19PM

Updated 08/21 2014 05:22PM

Credit: United States Senate Historical Office
BARRE, Vt. - The funeral for former Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords is being held on Friday in Rutland.

Senator Jeffords passed away on Monday. He was 80 years old.

The funeral is being held at Grace Congregational Church at 11 a.m.

Senator Jeffords spent 32 years in Congress. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974, he retired in 2006 after serving his third term as a U.S. Senator.

According to a press release, Senator Jeffords became a household name and earned a spot in Senate history in 2001 when he left the Republican Party, creating a Democratic majority in the Senate.

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