Whitehouse Statement on Senator Claiborne Pell

Newport, R.I. - U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse issued the following statement today on the death of former Senator Claiborne Pell:

"Claiborne Pell was a mentor, example and friend; a uniquely beloved Rhode Island politician; and a champion for artists and scholars and all Americans who see higher education lighting a path to a brighter future. We will all miss him deeply, and long benefit from the works of his farseeing soul. America shares in the loss felt by Nuala and the Pell family."